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Falls are serious at any age, and breaking a bone after a fall becomes more likely as a person ages.
Strong bones are important for good health. They give our bodies support, help us move, and protect us from injuries. Bones also store minerals that our bodies need to stay healthy.
Information from NIHSeniorHealth, the health and wellness website developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), both part of the National Institutes of Health.
Many racial/ethnic groups are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis. Learn the facts.
Women make up 80 percent of those with osteoporosis. Find out how to prevent and treat this disease.
Osteoporosis affects 2 million men in the United States. Find out if you are at risk.
Strong bones begin in childhood. Learn how to help kids build up their “bone bank accounts.”
The NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center is supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases with contributions from: