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Osteoporosis affects an estimated 44 million Americans over the age of 50–10 million have been diagnosed with the disease and 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, putting them at increased risk.

National Osteoporosis Foundation. America’s Bone Health: The state of osteoporosis and low bone mass in our nation. Washington, D.C. : National Osteoporosis Foundation; 2002. https://books.google.com/books/about/America_s_Bone_Health.html?id=Or5pHAAACAAJ

Reference

Title
America’s Bone Health: The state of osteoporosis and low bone mass in our nation
Publisher
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Publication Date
2002
Authors
National Osteoporosis Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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