Man Myth: Men Don’t Get Osteoporosis


Like breast cancer, this is one myth that survives because the disease is much more prevalent among women. But while women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men, one out of eight men over the age of 50 is at risk.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the disease in men is under-diagnosed, under-reported and inadequately researched. The foundation recommends a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D to combat the disease and cautions against smoking and excess use of alcohol.

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