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October 12, 2016

Men Get Osteoporosis, Too

By Ali Skahan

Osteoporosis is not just a women’s disease, so men listen up! Men experience about half as many osteoporotic fractures as women, but when a man breaks a hip, the injury is much more severe. Dr. Sundeep Khosla, an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic, says “men remain inadequately tested and treated after low-trauma fractures, even though their risk of a subsequent fracture is increased.” Men experience less bone loss than women, but they still lose bone density as they age. Men, talk to your doctor about a bone density test and know your risks.

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