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Osteopenia is a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal. It is considered by many doctors to be a precursor to osteoporosis. However, not every person diagnosed with osteopenia will develop osteoporosis. More specifically, osteopenia is defined as a bone mineral density T-score between -1.0 and -2.5.
Bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis appears to be beneficial for all women

Bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis appears to be beneficial for all women

CT scan of the lumbar spine prior to surgery reveals undiagnosed osteoporosis in many patients

CT scan of the lumbar spine prior to surgery reveals undiagnosed osteoporosis in many patients

Muscle mass plays a critical role in health, shows research

Muscle mass plays a critical role in health, shows research

GSA endorses Global Call to Action to improve care of people with fragility fractures

GSA endorses Global Call to Action to improve care of people with fragility fractures

FDA accepts Bristol-Myers Squibb’s application for Sprycel for treating pediatric leukemia

FDA accepts Bristol-Myers Squibb’s application for Sprycel for treating pediatric leukemia

Football training helps improve bone health in 55-70-year-olds with prediabetes

Football training helps improve bone health in 55-70-year-olds with prediabetes

Research shows link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower cholesterol in children

Research shows link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower cholesterol in children

Study finds incidence of fractures in 15% of osteoporosis patients who take 'drug holidays'

Study finds incidence of fractures in 15% of osteoporosis patients who take 'drug holidays'

Muscle paralysis may promote breakdown of bones

Muscle paralysis may promote breakdown of bones

Study finds no link between PPI use and bone fractures in patients with Barrett's esophagus

Study finds no link between PPI use and bone fractures in patients with Barrett's esophagus

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Yogurt intake may increase hip bone density, reduce risk of osteoporosis in older adults

Yogurt intake may increase hip bone density, reduce risk of osteoporosis in older adults

Research redefines role of Spop protein during bone development

Research redefines role of Spop protein during bone development

New guidelines recommend evaluation of osteoporosis risk for all postmenopausal women

New guidelines recommend evaluation of osteoporosis risk for all postmenopausal women

Study shows twice daily exercise intervention improves bone strength in VLBW pre-term infants

Study shows twice daily exercise intervention improves bone strength in VLBW pre-term infants

Study examines effectiveness of high-load resistance training in improving older men’s bone strength

Study examines effectiveness of high-load resistance training in improving older men’s bone strength

Surgery better than widely used drugs for treating hyperparathyroidism

Surgery better than widely used drugs for treating hyperparathyroidism

Excessive fat accumulation in lower extremities of children linked to insulin resistance, metabolic disorders

Excessive fat accumulation in lower extremities of children linked to insulin resistance, metabolic disorders

Low bone mass higher in HIV-infected males than in females

Low bone mass higher in HIV-infected males than in females

Kids who take ADHD medications show decreased bone density

Kids who take ADHD medications show decreased bone density