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Osteoporosis Facts

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Hard Facts about Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis affects 8 million American women and about 2 million American men. As many as 12 million more Americans are at risk.

Women are more likely to get osteoporosis because they lose about 20% of bone mass after menopause. Losing bone mass can lead to weaker bones that are fragile and easy to break.

Learn more about osteoporosis from the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.


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