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Health Tip: Understanding Osteoporosis in Men

👤by Diana Kohnle 0 comments 🕔Thursday, February 19th, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- While women may be more focused on bone health, men are also at risk for osteoporosis, a disease characterized by brittle bones and bone loss.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons explains these risk factors for osteoporosis in men:

Being over age 75. Having a low body-mass index. Having lost more than 5 percent of total body weight in the last four years. Being a current smoker. Living a sedentary lifestyle. Having a male family member with osteoporosis.

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