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Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that causes bones to become thin
and porous, significantly increasing the risk for spinal and hip fractures.
Osteoporosis usually does not have an effect on people until they are 60 or
Current as of:
November 6, 2012
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
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