Healthier Aging: Help older men bone up on osteoporosis
Sandra C. Voda RN-C, ONC, MSN

December 2009 
Volume 39  Number 12
Pages 66 - 67
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MEN OVER 50 have a greater risk of an osteoporosis-related fracture than of prostate cancer: one in four will experience this type of fracture. 1,2 About 17 million men will be affected by low bone mass and osteoporosis in 2010, but many of them won't be diagnosed with or informed about this health risk. 3,4 In this article, you'll learn how to promote osteoporosis awareness and prevention in older men.

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. The disease process begins as a silent reduction in bone mineral density (BMD) that causes bones to become fragile. In some cases, osteoporosis may become apparent only after a life-threatening ...

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