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10 Osteoporosis Facts to Know

Half of all women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture.
Half of all women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture.
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As many as eight million American women have osteoporosis, and almost 22 million have low bone density, putting them at risk for developing the disease. Half of all women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in the years ahead. Significant risk has been reported in people of all ethnic backgrounds.

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