Angelo A. Licata, Neil Binkley, Steven M. Petak and Pauline M. Camacho

Endocrine Practice 

Feb 2018, Vol. 24, No. 2 (February 2018) pp. 220-229

Evidence-based medicine has generated many philosophical and pragmatic challenges to clinical care. Chief among these challenges is how to deliver culturally appropriate individualized endocrine care while adhering to evidence-based guidelines and algorithms developed for large heterogeneous populations.
Since its inception, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has advocated for the finest in endocrine education and state-of-the-art health-care delivery without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, age, country of origin, economic status, lifestyle, sexual orientation or domestic living arrangements.

The desire to maintain health, including bone health, into old age has led to almost one-half of the population and 70% of older adults in the United States and up to 26% in Europe using dietary supplements.