Thursday, May 10, 2007

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which the bone mineral density (BMD) decreases, bone micro-architecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins in bone is altered. Osteoporotic bones are more at risk of fracture. Osteopenia is precursor condition to osteoporosis marked by a reduction in the bone mineral density and just like osteoporosis this condition is common in post-menopausal women, as a result of the loss of estrogen.

In this news clip from ‘KHON2 News’, Dr. Warren P. Levy of Unigene Laboratories explains about osteoporosis and osteopenia and the risk factors associated with the disease.

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