Sticks And Stones

Osteoporosis can break your bones, even if you are a man. This disease is not for women only

Mention the word osteoporosis in the manly world of testosterone, pro basketball and the XFL, and you're likely to get a wave of the hand and a dismissive "That's a woman's disease." Not so. More than 2 million American men have been found to have the thinning bones and skeletal weakness of osteoporosis, and an additional 3 million are at an increased risk of developing them.

It's true that osteoporosis strikes women with much greater frequency than men--in some studies as much as four to six times as often. But that's no reason to brush it off as "their" disease. It's...

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