Task force expands guidelines for osteoporosis screening

01/17/2011 | Bloomberg Businessweek

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has expanded its 2002 guidelines for routine osteoporosis screening to include all women ages 65 and older as well as any younger postmenopausal women at high risk of the condition. The task force said weight-bearing exercise, adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, and approved drug therapies can help prevent osteoporosis-related bone fractures.

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