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A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that bone density studies may not need to be performed every 2 years for women over the age of 65, as currently recommended. Their data suggests “that osteoporosis would develop in less than 10% of older, postmenopausal women during rescreening intervals of approximately 15 years for women with normal bone density or mild osteopenia, 5 years for women with moderate osteopenia, and 1 year for women with advanced osteopenia. There are some issues with the study as pointed out by the ISCD. Keep reading. The International Society for Clinical Densitometry came out with the following comments in a recent reply to the media coverage of the article: To briefly