Prevention of osteoporosis and sarcopenia

Authors: H. Matějovská Kubešová
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika interní, geriatrie a praktického lékařství LF MU a FN Brno
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2013, 2, č. 4: 213-215
Category: Review Article


This review presents an overview of the available information concerning pathogenesis of osteoporosis, relationship between peak bone mass, bone remodelling and the loss of bone mass. Main risk factors are mentioned as well as additional potentiating factors. Special attention is paid to possible kinds of prevention. Sarcopenia is discussed as one of the main factors of loss of independency – its pathogenesis, potentiating factors, prevention and treatment.

osteoporosis – bone remodelation – risk factors – sarcopenia – independency


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