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The number of men over the age of 50 and diagnosed with osteoporosis or at risk for the disease, will increase from 14 million in 2002 to over 17 million in 2010, and to well over 20 million in 2020.

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

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

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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