Health: Osteoarthritis: Not Just For Women

What men don't know about osteoporosis can hurt them. This crippling disease is a lot more common in males than is realized by most men--and their physicians. The National Osteoporosis Foundation says 1 in 8 men will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture sometime in their lives. In fact, men over 50 are at greater risk for such a fracture than they are for prostate cancer.

The best way to diagnose the problem is a bone-density test. And while it isn't necessary--or even practical--to screen every man 50 or older, those at highest risk should be tested, says Dr. Clifford Rosen of...

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