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osteoporosis

Keeping your bones strong

  • Osteoporosis is a silent disease that gradually weakens bones, causing them to become brittle and prone to fractures.
  • Estimates are that by age 50, a woman has nearly a 40 percent chance of developing an osteoporotic fracture during her lifetime.
  • Early detection of osteoporosis is possible with a DEXA bone density scan

Estimates are that by age 50, a woman has nearly a 40 percent chance of developing an osteoporotic fracture during her lifetime. What's more, suffering a fracture is dangerous. Approximately 20 percent more women who suffer hip fractures die within one year of the fracture than those who haven't suffered a hip fracture (of a similar age).


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