Primary Prevention of Osteoporosis: Time to Redefine the Wheel?
|Opeyemi O Babatunde*|
|Research Associate, Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK|
|Corresponding Author :||Opeyemi O Babatunde
Research Associate, Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre
Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences
Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK
Tel: 01782 733927
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received December 16, 2013; Accepted December 24, 2013; Published December 31, 2013|
|Citation: Babatunde OO (2013) Primary Prevention of Osteoporosis: Time to Redefine the Wheel? J Osteopor Phys Act 2:e107. doi: 10.4172/2329-9509.1000e107|
|Copyright: © 2013 Babatunde OO. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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Osteoporosis and fragility fracture is largely preventable. Impressive research and policy efforts now contribute to the promotion of optimal bone health during the growing years. There is also an increasing uptake of older people into bone health programs but the gap is unbridled, for there is, yet, no current evidence of concerted efforts towards the application of clearly defined, easily adaptable and widespread intervention for promoting bone health among the premenopausal age-groups. Since contemporary public health underscores population-applicable, lifestyle approaches to health promotion and disease prevention, this review puts into both physiological and public health perspectives, current guidelines for prevention of osteoporosis and suggests a paradigm change towards the appropriate consideration of primary prevention of osteoporosis in the population.