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    Bone Density

    Bone Density

    Bone density is a measurement of the concentration in bone of minerals (mostly calcium and phosphate) that are vital for strong bones. A high bone density means above-average amounts of calcium and phosphates in the bones, while a below-normal bone density can mean a loss of bone mass, possibly from osteopenia or osteoporosis.

    Current as of: November 20, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine

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