9 Percent of Older Adults Have Osteoporosis, CDC Says

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9 Percent of Older Adults Have Osteoporosis, CDC Says

haveِ osteoporosis, according toِ a newِ government report.
The findings showed thatِ 16 percent ofِ women andِ 4 percent ofِ men ages 50 andِ older haveِ osteoporosis, a condition inِ which bones becomeِ thinner andِ less dense overِ time, theِ report fromِ researchers atِ the Centers forِ Disease Control andِ Prevention (CDC) said.
Knowing howِ many people haveِ osteoporosis isِ important becauseِ it puts people atِ a higher risk forِ fractures, saidِ Cynthia Ogden, anِ epidemiologist atِ the CDC whoِ didِ not work onِ the newِ report.