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By 2020, an estimated 10.7 million American adults will have osteoporosis.

National Osteoporosis Foundation. The 2010 Burden of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass among Residents of the U.S. Age 50 and Older; April 2013. http://www.nof.org/news/1009

Reference

Title
The 2010 Burden of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass among Residents of the U.S. Age 50 and Older
Publication Date
April 2013
Authors
National Osteoporosis Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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