Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21004
Title: Osteoporosis: A Future Public Health Problem for Israel? Medical and Legal Obligations
Contributor(s): Weisz, George M  (author)
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21004
Open Access Link: https://www.ima.org.il/FilesUpload/IMAJ/0/233/116941.pdfOpen Access Link
Abstract: Starvation in early life can lead to premature metabolic syndrome and bone demineralization. Osteoporosis in the Jewish population may not yet be a recognized syndrome, but the harsh conditions to which Holocaust survivors were exposed may have increased the incidence of the condition. Immigrants and refugees who came to Israel from East Africa and Yemen - whether decades ago or more recently - may have been at increased risk of undernutrition during pregnancy, affecting both the mother and consequently the offspring. This malnutrition may be further exacerbated by rapid overfeeding in the adopted developed country. This problem was also recognized at the turn of the 21st century in poor and underdeveloped countries and is becoming a global public health issue. In this review, the risks for premature metabolic syndrome and bone demineralization are enumerated and preventive measures outlined.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Israel Medical Association Journal (IMAJ), 19(4), p. 203-206
Publisher: Israel Medical Association
Place of Publication: Israel
ISSN: 1565-1088
2309-8597
Field of Research (FOR): 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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