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Treatment To Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: An Update

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Introduction to Osteoporosis

Approximately 52 million people in the United States are affected by osteoporosis or LBD. Osteoporosis is a severe form of LBD especially common in postmenopausal women. It is a systematic skeletal disease characterized by decreasing bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue that leads to consequential increases in susceptibility to fracture. Osteopenia is a less severe form of LBD.