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Is osteoporosis just a part of aging?

Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Rheumatology
No. Although years ago osteoporosis was considered as much a part of aging as wrinkles or gray hair, researchers in recent years have determined that osteoporosis is a specific disease that is preventable. 
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