Men Arent Immune from the Effects of Osteoporosis

Older men are at risk for fracture, too, so have your bone health evaluated and consider screening.

You might think that osteoporosis is a womans disease. But evidence suggests that men are more likely than women to die within a year of suffering a fracture, and about 20 percent of all 50-year-old men will experience an osteoporotic fracture at some point. It would be a real mistake not to screen men for osteoporosis, since 20 percent of all hip fractures occur in men, says Chad Deal, MD, head of the Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease at Cleveland Clinic.
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