Features September 2003 Issue

Osteoporosis: Men Can Get It Too

How to prevent, manage bone loss that comes with aging.

Osteoporosis (porous bone) is a disease in which the density and quality of your bones diminishes, rendering them fragile and more likely to break. Though it is most commonly associated with women—who are four times more likely than men to develop the disease—it is a major threat for an estimated 44 million American men and women. In the U.S. today, more than 10 million individuals have osteoporosis and nearly 34 million more are estimated to…

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