Margarita Valdés-Flores

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital United States of America

Dr. Margarita Valdés graduated as M.D. at Autonomous University of Coahuila in 1989; as a Genetic specialist at National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1995, as a M.S. in 1999 and as a Ph.D. in 2002 at the same University. From 1998, she has been working at National Rehabilitation Institute as Genetics specialist and Researcher. She is professor in the Program of Masters and PhD in Medical Sciences and in the Genetics Specialty of Medicine Faculty at National Autonomous University of Mexico. Actually she is member of the National System of Researchers, of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and of the Mexican Academy of Surgery. Between her lines of research highlights the investigation of the genetic component of Mexican population in relation to osteoporosis. Most of her published articles are related with this investigations.

Margarita Valdés-Flores

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Osteoporosis affects the osteo-articular system. However, there are hormonal, kidney related, gastrointestinal and neuromuscular factors among other, that can be involved in the etiopathogenesis of the disease. In the other hand, for osteoporosis prevention there are many lifestyle conditions that are very important, as dietary habits, physical activity, drugs and caffeine intake, smoking, associated diseases, etc. Based on the above, treatment and prevention of osteoporosis have to be addressed in a multidisciplinary and integral approach. The knowledge about bone metabolism and the related disorders represents an extensive field that is currently increasing through many investigations conducted in the world. The purpose of this book is to show several reviews and original investigations related with osteoporosis.

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