• Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

    One year ago - By Active Beat

    Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by the progressive thinning and weakening of bone, which is represented clinically by the loss of bone mass and density. The word literally means “porous bone.” According to the National Institutes of Health , more than 53-million individuals in the United States either have osteoporosis or are at high risk for developing the disease.
    It is more common among the elderly, especially women. The disease increases the risk of fracturing bones, especially in the wrist, hip, and spine. Fractures due to osteoporosis can be disabling and can even greatly...
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