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Young Adult

The Intelligent Patient Guide to Osteoporosis

The Intelligent Patient Guide to Osteoporosis

by Roger A. L. Sutton MD and Robert G. Josse MD

(To order, please write to info@granvilleislandpublishing.com or call 877-688-0320.)

This book provides a comprehensive resource for people who have osteoporosis or are concerned about developing the condition. It includes information on prevention, detection, and treatment options.

This guide will answer several of the most common questions that people have such as: What is osteoporosis? What is the difference with osteopenia? Do I have osteoporosis? Am I developing osteoporosis? At what age should I start thinking about getting tested? If my mother or father has osteoporosis, am I going to get it? Can diet and exercise prevent or reverse osteoporosis? What about calcium and vitamin D supplements? And many more.

Dr. Sutton is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Urological Sciences at UBC. He's been Head of the Division of Nephrology at UBC, Head of the Department of Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital and President of the Canadian Society of Nephrology. His research has mainly been in basic and clinical aspects of calcium metabolism.

Dr. Josse is a Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. He's been Head of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, President of the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada and is Director of the Osteoporosis Centre at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto. His major research interests include calcium metabolism and osteoporosis.

"Today's patients want to understand their disease and share actively in management decisions. (Other) sources of information often leave many questions unanswered. The Intelligent Patient Guide to Osteoporosis provides a fully-comprehensive, clear and practical account of osteoporosis and its management that leaves no stone unturned and enables the patient to understand not only their disease but also its scientific basis. Drs. Sutton and Josse have produced a unique resource that will both . . . educate . . . and empower (patients) to better manage their disease."
- Professor Juliet Compston, MD FRCP
Professor of Bone Medicine
Cambridge University School of Medicine Cambridge, UK

Medicine / Health & Well Being
Rights Held Worldwide

Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-981159-90-4
6 x 9 in. - 200 pages
US $34.95
CDN $34.95