Osteoporosis isn't gender-specific. As men's average life spans keep increasing, we're seeing the osteoporosis rates of men increase as well. When men get to the age of 75, their rate of having the disease increases to 25 percent, too. Women just tend to get osteoporosis earlier because men's bone density and bone mass are naturally thicker.
Women also lose density after menopause, since they lose some estrogen, which is paramount in helping deposit calcium. But men catch up later because as they reach 75, they lack both the mass and sufficient estrogen and testosterone to help build bone.
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