Drawing on the expertise of a distinguished international team, this book contains 200 recent papers in the peer-reviewed literature that will affect the practice of physicians managing osteoporotic patients. Each paper is summarized, reviewed, and placed in clinical context. Coverage includes the underlying causes of osteoporosis and the latest differing views on prevention and non-pharmacological strategies. The book also reviews new drugs and the possibilities of further pharmaceutical advances. It provides a comprehensive overview of the latest clinical research, carefully assessed and put into clinical context.