Osteoporosis

Howell Foundation offers insight into osteoporosis

Howell Foundation offers insight into osteoporosis

La Jolla-based Howell Foundation for Women’s Health held a luncheon May 28 at La Jolla Country Club, inviting guests to “bone up” on their knowledge of osteoporosis. Speaker Heather Hofflich, osteoporosis expert and associate clinical professor of medicine at UCSD School of Medicine explained the causes, treatments and recent developments in viewing the disease that affects approximately 54 million Americans.

Osteoporosis, Hofflich explained, is caused by low bone mineral density and poor bone quality. As such, bones become porous and weak, and can fracture or break easily, especially from falls. Hofflich recommends that all women have their bone density screened starting at age 65,...

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