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Endocrine Society and Hormone Foundation call for increased research

Chevy Chase, MD, October 20, 2004 The Endocrine Society and its patient education affiliate, The Hormone Foundation, today called for more research into osteoporosis and low bone mass. The increase in research, note the two organizations, could lead to enhanced understanding of the causes of and treatments for these debilitating conditions. These announcements follow the release of a report from the U.S. Surgeon General, which warns that by 2020 one in two Americans over the age of 50 will be at risk for a fracture from osteoporosis or low bone mass.

The report also found that:

  • 300,000 people are hospitalized each year for hip fractures;
  • Twenty percent of seniors who suffer from a hip fracture die within one year; and
  • Approximately $18 billion are spent each year on direct care costs for osteoporotic fractures. This number is expected to increase, according to the report, if preventative actions are not taken.

    "We now have clear evidence that in the future more and more aging Americans will develop fractures as a result of low bone mass and osteoporosis. These fractures are going to severely impact a person's ability to live a normal life and will cost our nation significant amounts of money in healthcare costs. We can work to prevent these fractures by gaining a better understanding of the causes of low bone mass and by identifying new therapies to treat osteoporosis and bone loss," noted Endocrine Society President Anthony Means, Ph.D.

    Dr. Means also noted that this research will be costly and indicated that both public and private research dollars will be needed to make progress in the future. "Endocrinologists will be conducting the research to help patients understand how they can prevent bone loss as they age. Bone is a major target of sex hormones. The decrease of estrogen after menopause, for example, causes post-menopausal bone loss, which leads to osteoporosis as women age. In addition, bone mineral den
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  • Contact: Marisa Lavine
    mlavine@endo-society.org
    301-941-0255
    The Endocrine Society & The Hormone Foundation
    20-Oct-2004


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