Outline Week 8, Lecture 2a

Outline Week 8, Lecture 2a - HHS 231 Fall 2007 Outline for...

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HHS 231 Fall 2007 Outline for Week 8, Lecture 2 (Part 1) “Osteoporosis – The silent disease What’s up for today? Bone Health Osteoporosis Fractures Optimal Bone Health Take a Look at Osteoporosis – what are the two things you are looking for here? 1. One is normal 2. The other isn’t What is Osteoporosis? Means… porous bone A Disease characterized by both 1. Low bone mass (2.5 sd less than normal) 2. Structural deterioration of bone tissue These two characteristics lead to… 1. Bone fragility 2. Increase Susceptibility to fracture Prevalence of Osteoporosis Osteoporosis represents a major public health threat 10 million Americans have the disease 80% of these are women 34 million have low bone mass There is significant risk for…. for all ethnic groups
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Osteoporosis can… strike at any age The First Take Home-Message Osteoporosis is bad… But fractures are the Killer! * so don’t trip anytime soon!!!
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2008 for the course HHS 231 taught by Professor Catherineboshuizen during the Fall '08 term at Oregon State.

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Outline Week 8, Lecture 2a - HHS 231 Fall 2007 Outline for...

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