The book summarizes recent advances in the elucidation of the mechanisms involved in senile osteoporosis as well as its potential treatment, bringing an integrated approach from the bench to the clinical practice. A unique aspect of this book is its emphasis on the application of translational research in the field of osteoporosis and falls. The book provides a complete review on the prevention as well as current and future treatments of osteoporosis. 125 Illustrations, color; XVIII, 186 p. 125 illus. in color.