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Why are men less prone to bone loss than women?

David Slovik, MD
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Two factors make men less vulnerable than women to bone loss: they have a greater bone density at maturity, and they experience a more gradual decline in hormone levels. Nevertheless, two million men in the United States have the disease.
 
When men under age 75 develop osteoporosis, it's often because of an underlying condition and is considered secondary, rather than primary, osteoporosis. In these cases, treatments address the condition or conditions that are responsible.

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