One in three women over age 50 suffers a fracture due to osteoporosis, a condition that causes fragile bones, according to a report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation in October 2013. Although osteoporosis itself causes no symptoms, it raises the risk of a bone fracture, which can be painful
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What is osteoporosis? Think of it this way: Healthy bones are in a state of continuous breakdown and rebuilding. This process, called remodeling, is performed by specialized cells called osteoclasts, which resorb (break down) old bone, and osteoblasts, which form new bone.
In young adults, remodeling happens in a balanced fashion
New Osteoporosis Drug in the Pipeline
In a fracture prevention study of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, the drug abaloparatide was found to reduce the rate of fractures in the spine, hip, and wrist when compared with placebo, according to study results presented in March 2015 at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.