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    Healthy Bone Versus Bone Weakened by Osteoporosis

    Healthy Bone Versus Bone Weakened by Osteoporosis

    Healthy bone compared to bone weakened by osteoporosis

    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 older.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
    Last Revised November 6, 2012

    Last Revised: November 6, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine

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