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Is osteoporosis a disease?

Osteoporosis is not a disease but a risk factor. It does not by itself predict whether a woman will have a bone fracture. Preventing, detecting, and treating osteoporosis is significant to prevent fracture, but other risk factors are more important.

A woman with osteoporosis has fragile bones that break more easily. Osteoporotic bones have less mass—that is, they weigh less—than normal bones. In addition to weighing less, osteoporotic bones have lost some of the microscopic architecture that gives the bones strength.

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