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Family History of Osteoporosis
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Editors: Afrooz Afghani (College of Health Sciences, TUI University, Cypress, CA, USA )
Book Description:
Osteoporosis represents a major public health problem. Family history of osteoporosis is associated with osteopenia and increased risk of fractures. The aim of this book is to improve our understanding of the pathogenesis of osteoporosis as well as to aid in developing new strategies for prevention. This book examines the independent contributions of maternal and paternal history of osteoporosis to bone health. Whether or not knowledge of parental history of osteoporosis is helpful for the prevention of bone loss is addressed. This book also aims to report on estimates of heritability in women and male and female child pairs. Heritability for bone density in mother-daughter pairs is compared to mother-son pairs. In addition, the role of hereditary osteoporosis on bone mass of a unique cohort of Asian adolescents in China, who were matched for several known non-genetic factors but differed with regard to family history of osteoporosis, is reported. This book concludes by summarizing the recent literature on the association between stress fractures and family history of osteoporosis. It also proposes a pathogenetic model for stress fractures and notes the implications for clinicians and indications for future research.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Family Resemblance of Bone Mass and its Significance for the Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis
(Zeljka Crncevic-Orlic, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia )
Dino Klisovic, John D. Landoll, Velimir Matkovic, Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA and Mario Skugor, Department of Endocrinology
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA), pp. 1-20

Chapter 2. The Relation of Maternal and Paternal Family History to Bone Health in Older Men and Women
(Donna Kritz-Silverstein, and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA), pp. 21-34

Chapter 3. Familial Similarities in Bone Mass are Expressed Prior to Puberty
(Graeme Jones, Menzies Research Institute, Tasmania, Australia), pp. 35-46

Chapter 4. Family History of Osteoporosis does not Adversely Influence BMC or BMD of Chinese Adolescents,
(Afrooz Afghani, College of Health Sciences, TUI University, Cypress, CA, USA and C. Anderson Johnson, School of Community & Global Health, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, USA), pp. 47-62

Chapter 5. Short Communication: Stress Fracture
(Keith J. Loud, Divisions of Adolescent & Sports Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Akron, OH, USA), pp. 63-70

Index, pp. 71

      Public Health in the 21st Century
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-190-6
   Status: AV
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