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How common is osteoporosis in men?

An estimated one to two million men in the United States have osteoporosis, and an additional eight to 13 million have low bone mass. As in women, the risk of fracture in men increases with age. However, the peak incidence of fractures occurs about 10 years later in men than in women. In the United States, about 13% of white men older than 50 will experience at least one osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. 

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