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International Journal of Endocrinology
Volume 2015, Article ID 907689, 8 pages
Review Article

Male Osteoporosis in the Elderly

Department of Medical Science, University of Torino, 10126 Torino, Italy

Received 30 March 2015; Accepted 2 September 2015

Academic Editor: Małgorzata Kotula-Balak

Copyright © 2015 Patrizia D’Amelio and Giovanni Carlo Isaia. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Osteoporosis is now recognized as an important public health problem in elderly men as fragility fractures are complicated by increased morbidity, mortality, and social costs. This review comprises an overview of recent findings in pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of male osteoporosis, with particular regard to the old population.