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As a means to revolutionize the diagnosis, treatment and management of one of the world’s most menacing chronic diseases – obesity, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) released a bold statement that redefines the medical diagnostic term of obesity – a disease with which more than one-third (36.5 percent) of U.S. adults have been diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis - 2016 Update and Algorithm were published in September 2016. Most recently, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published new osteoporosis guidelines, and although AACE/ACE commends the ACP effort in addressing the importance of identifying and managing osteoporosis and fracture risk in postmenopausal women and older men, important differences from the AACE/ACE guidelines need to be clarified.
When it comes to treating women with menopause, one size doesn’t fit all, says Dr. Rhoda H. Cobin, lead author of a new Position Statement on Menopause—2017 Update, published in the July 2017 issue of Endocrine Practice, by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE).