Osteoporosis occurs when bone mass is deficient. Risk factors include being female, family history, advanced age, low body weight, sedentary lifestyle choices and insufficient calcium and vitamin D levels. While post-menopausal Caucasian women make up the largest percentage of osteoporosis cases, the disease can affect women of any ethnicity as well as men. More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and as many as 40 million more have low bone mass and are at high risk of developing the disease.
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