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In the United States today, more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Handout on Health: Osteoporosis; 2011. http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/osteoporosis_hoh.asp

Reference

Title
Handout on Health: Osteoporosis
Publication Date
2011
Authors
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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