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Monday, June 1, 2015

Men Not Getting Screened for Osteoporosis

Men are 10 times less likely than women to get tested for osteoporosis, said a recent study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Yet, nearly 2 million men suffer from the disease.

Dr. Robert Koval, Rheumatologist for Texas Orthopedics, told KVUE that the key to preventing osteoporosis is to get screened at the time of a low impact fracture.

He said that an early sign of a problem could be a fracture caused by stepping off a curb or falling over. Explained Dr. Koval, "Because that's a sign that your bones are too weak. They should not fracture in that situation."

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