(HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis, when bones thin and lead to greater risk of fracture, may be more common in women. But men also are affected.
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says men should understand these risk factors:
- Being older than age 75.
- Having a low body mass index (BMI).
- Having lost at least 5 percent of your total body weight within the past four years.
- Being a smoker.
- Being sedentary.
- Having a male family member with osteoporosis.
-- Diana Kohnle
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