Who is at risk for Osteoporosis?
Approximately ten million have osteoporosis.
The disease mostly affects White and Asian women, but others are vulnerable as well, including men.
Women with the greatest risk include those who:
Have a family history of broken bones or osteoporosis
Have broken a bone while an adult
Had surgery to remove their ovaries before their periods stopped
Had early menopause
Have not gotten enough calcium throughout their lives
Had extended bed rest
Used certain medicines for a long time
Have a small body frame