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The Tsunami of Osteoporosis Will Be Coming
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 4 (August)
Pages: 158-160   |   Vol. 3, No. 4, August 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Iraj Salehi-Abari, Rheumatology Research Center, Amir Alam Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
[2]
Shabnam Khazaeli, Private Sector, Tehran, Iran.
[3]
Ali Niksirat, Internal Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract
Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which low bone mass along with bad quality of bone leads to increased fragility of bone. Bone is a dynamic organ. During growing years, bone remodeling in which bone formation is more than bone resorption can result in peak bone mass (PBM), at the age of 30±5 years. After that, bone remodeling in which bone formation is less than bone resorption results in bone loss. Nowadays TV viewing and cellphone/computer using continue to increase and the time spent in physical activities is declining among teens, youngs and adults. Excess coffee and fast food consumption, excess tobacco using and alcohol intake, are routine bad habits in the world especially among teens and youngers. We know that all of above mentioned items can decrease peak bone mass and increase bone loss. So, corresponding author (ISA) announces that the Tsunami of Osteoporosis will be coming in the future not far.
Keywords
Tsunami, Osteoporosis, BMD Testing, Amir Alam Hospital Guideline
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