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Osteoporosis

(Reference: http://www.everydayhealth.com/osteoporosis/osteoporosis-and-gender.aspx)

Did you know that women are at a higher risk for osteoporosis than men? Starting off with lower bone density, women also lose bone mass as they age at a faster rate than men.

According to statistics, one in two women aged 50 and above will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture; the rate in men is one in four. In addition, around 75 percent of hip osteoporosis cases affect women.

Osteoporosis is one of the many health issues that women face. While family history and environmental factors are the common risk factors, fluctuation in estrogen levels is the most culpable cause.

Other risk-contributing factors for osteoporosis in women include the following:

Women who started their periods at a later than normal age may likely be at a higher risk for osteoporosis.

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