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By A. Michael Parfitt (auth.), Sabrina C. Agarwal, Sam D. Stout (eds.)

With the starting to be prevalence of fragility fractures in Europe and North the US during the last 3 many years, bone loss and osteoporosis became energetic parts of analysis in skeletal biology. Bone loss is linked to getting older in either sexes and is speeded up in ladies with the onset of menopause. although, bone loss is expounded to a set of advanced and sometimes synergistically comparable elements together with genetics, pathology, food, mechani­ cal utilization, and way of life. it's not striking that its occurrence and severity fluctuate between populations. there was expanding curiosity to enquire bone loss and osteoporosis from an anthropological standpoint that makes use of a biocultural strategy. Biocultural ways realize the inter-relationship among organic, cultural, and environmental variables. Anthropological stories additionally spotlight the worth of evolutionary and inhabitants ways to the learn of bone loss. those ways are really fitted to elucidate the multifactorial etiology of bone loss. the assumption for this quantity got here out of a symposium geared up through the editors on the seventieth annual assembly of the yankee organization of actual Anthropologists in Kansas urban, Missouri. some of the symposium contributors, in addition to numerous extra major scientists desirous about bone and osteoporosis study, are introduced jointly during this quantity. each one bankruptcy specializes in a special element of bone loss and fragility with a clean and stimulating perspective.

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