The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently unveiled a draft recommendation statement regarding Osteoporosis Screening, which was published online here on June 11, 2024.

In their latest recommendations for osteoporosis screening, the USPSTF proposed the following:

  • All women aged 65 years and older should undergo screening for osteoporosis in order to reduce the risk of fractures.
  • Postmenopausal women under the age of 65 should receive bone measurement testing if they are deemed to be at an elevated risk of developing osteoporosis.
  • For men, the available evidence on screening is inconclusive in determining the balance between potential benefits and risks.

These updated recommendations closely align with the screening guidelines established in 2018 for the prevention of osteoporosis-related fractures.

The draft recommendation statement and accompanying evidence review are currently open for public feedback. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their comments here by July 8, 2024. 

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