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Prevence osteoporózy - to není jen vápník

Title in English Prevention of osteoporosis: it is not just calcium


Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Výživa a potraviny
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Hygiene
Keywords osteoporosis; calcium; risk factors; prevention;
Description Osteoporosis is a disease known as the „silent thief of bones" and defined as a systemic skeletal disease characterized by metabolic disorder me-chanical resistance of the bone and consequent-ly increased risk of fracture (mostly fractures of the vertebral bodies, femoral neck and the Col-les wrist fractures). The increasing incidence of osteoporosis is partly explained by the increase in the average age of the population, which is currently supported by the effects of modern life. Prevention is being directed to most women af-ter menopause. But it is a secondary prevention. Primary prevention begins in childhood and ado-lescence, because in this period the bones and lifestyle are forming. They influence that quality of bones throughout life. In 1977 Drugay defined osteoporosis as a child's illness with geriatric consequences.

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