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An Overview of Osteoporosis

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The aptly-named osteoporosis (‘bones with holes’), is a condition causing bones to become more porous due to loss of density. This decreased density means the bones are weaker, thinner and more fragile, which makes them more susceptible to breakage.

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When bones lose minerals (such as calcium) more quickly than they are able to be replenished, the density of those bones decreases. This loss of density begins to happen naturally after the age of 35.

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04 Mar 2020
Reading the article has given me the knowledge to look more into osteoporosis. With osteoporosis knowing that more older people get osteoporosis and not knowing that it mostly effects women and not so much as men.
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