A number of news organizations reported yesterday that a study shows some older men may benefit from osteoporosis screening and treatment. This is true. But this is an unusual type of study, one that has very few implications for individuals. Let's look.
Bottom line first: Screening and Treatment for Male Osteoporosis
It may be cost effective, from a public health and government spending perspective, to give bone scans and, if called for, bone-building drugs to some groups of men.
This study in...