March 31, 2010

Osteoporosis not just a problem for women


Here's a quick quiz: True or false, osteoporosis is something only women have to worry about?


The answer is false.


While it's true that bone fractures due to osteoporosis are much more common in women, Mayo Clinic Dr. Shreyasee Amin says men also get brittle bones.


"Approximately 13 percent of men over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture over their lifetime," Amin says. "That's one in eight men."


KOMO News, by Herb Weisbaum, 3/30/2010

Tags: Dr. Shreyasee Amin, Orthopedics, osteoporosis

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