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More than 48 million American adults have low bone mass–putting them at increased risk for osteoporosis and broken bones.

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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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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