One in two women and one in four men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in his/her remaining lifetime. 34 million Americans have low bone mass, which puts them at risk of developing the disease. Osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually.

Risk Factors Personal history of fracture after age 50 Current low bone mass History of fracture in a first degree relative Being female Being thin or having a small frame Advanced age Family history of osteoporosis Estrogen deficiency as a result of menopause, especially early or surgically induced... Read More »