What Puts Men at Risk for Osteoporosis


Many believe that osteoporosis affects only women, but men who have smoked can also be affected. National Jewish Health orthopedic surgeon Elizabeth Regan, MD, explains why male smokers should get bone density exams.


 

 


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Many believe that osteoporosis affects only women.

Men who have smoked can also be affected.

Men and women looked basically the same - was totally unexpected.

We studied the bone density of 3000+ former smokers, and found these men were more likely to have low bone density.

These results could expand routine osteoporosis screenings.

Male smokers, consider getting a bone density scan.

 


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