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7 Things to Know About Osteoporosis via healthgrades)

1. Osteoporosis weakens bones
2. Millions of people are at risk
3. Osteoporosis affects both men and women
4. Age is not the only risk factor
5. Osteoporosis can be hard to detect
6. Osteoporosis cannot be cured
7. Medication might be an option
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