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Osteoporosis Risks and Screening for Men

The word osteoporosis means porous bone. This bone disease is characterized by losing too much bone or making too little. Therefore, bones become brittle and weak, and can easily break. Almost 1.5 million men over the age of 65 have osteoporosis in the United States and over twice that many are at risk for developing [...]

Birth Weight Plays a Role in Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a major cause of illness and death in the elderly due to age-related fractures. Reducing the frequency and severity of these fractures by slowing age-related bone loss has been a major focus. In the quest to understand what may be contributing factors to the risk of osteoporosis, several new studies have found interesting [...]