Understanding Osteoporosis

Bone Density Test

Have you been told you have osteoporosis? If so, you are not alone. 54 million U.S. adults age 50 and older are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass.1

Published online in 2014 by the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the study, “The Recent Prevalence of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass in the United States Based on Bone Mineral Density at the Femoral Neck or Lumbar Spine,” includes the number of adults age 50 and over from the institutionalized and non-institutionalized population affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass and is an update to the prevalence data NOF released in 2019. Revealing that approximately 10 million Americans age 50 and above have osteoporosis and another 44 million have low bone density, placing them at increased risk for bone factures.

  1. National Osteoporosis Foundation [Internet]. Press release, NOF releases updated data and national breakdown of adults age 50 and older affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass; 2013 Nov 1 [cited 2014 Mar 3]. Available from: https://www.nof.org/news/national-program-to-prevent-and-treat-osteoporo....

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