The full report is titled “Treatment of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline Update From the American College of Physicians.” The authors are A. Qaseem, M.A. Forciea, R.M. McLean, and T.D. Denberg, for the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians.
Are a female older than 65.
Are a male older than 70.
Are not active. People who are not active move very little. For example, they rarely walk, climb stairs, do housework, or garden.
Have a low body weight.
Are a current smoker.
Drink more than 3 alcoholic drinks per day.
Have low vitamin D or calcium levels.
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Treatment of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis to Prevent Fracture. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 9 May 2017]:. doi: 10.7326/P17-9038
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