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is it true that only women suffer from bone loss and brittle bones?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
More prone only....: Males get osteoporosis, just like women. However, peak bone density is determined by calcium, vitamin d intake and physical activity by 25 years of age. Men have greater density, usually because of size, testosterone, and more physical activity. Afterwards, all things being equal, there is a slow drop in bone density, which for a woman accelerates after menopause, unless hormone are taken.
Dr. Tushar Patel
Radiology 26 years experience
Osteoporosis: Brittles bones, a.K.A. Osteoporosis, can affect women and men. It is more common in women after menopause due to lack of estrogen. Certain medicines can increase your risk such as long term Prednisone use. You can decrease your risk by the right type of exercise, diet, and lifestyle changes. You can get more info at http://www.Nof.Org/learn stay strong & live long.

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