Women In Government recognizes May as Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Osteoporosis means “porous bone” and is characterized by weak bones with low bone mass. It is a “silent” disease, meaning that people who have osteoporosis often don’t know they have it. Women and men with osteoporosis are susceptible to fracture, in fact, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men aged 50 and over will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture.
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