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Osteoporosis Risk Assessment

Osteoporosis is a long-term (chronic) disease that slowly weakens bones until they break easily. It is caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. In some cases it may also be caused by medical conditions or medicines. Millions of Americans older than 50 have osteoporosis. Millions more have low bone mass, which puts them at risk for the disease. Osteoporosis mainly affects women. One in 2 U.S. women and 1 in 4 U.S. men older than 50 will have a broken bone at some point in their life because of osteoporosis. If you are a woman, use this tool to find out your risk of getting this disease.

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This assessment is not intended to replace the evaluation of a health care professional.

Online Medical Reviewer: Holloway, Beth, RN, MEd
Online Medical Reviewer: Larson, Kim, APRN, FNP
Date Last Reviewed: 3/27/2015
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