new Canadian guidelines for postmenopausal osteoporosis

Experts will follow the new Canadian guidelines for postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men in Canada have osteoporosis. The primary goals for osteoporosis are fracture risk assessment and fracture prevention.

Calcium and vitamin D should be recommended for all patients at risk for osteoporosis. Suggest 1000 mg of elemental calcium and 800 IU vitamin D per day.

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