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Bone health, osteoporosis and fractures

Elderly people and postmenopausal women are at increased risk of osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become weak or brittle. According to Osteoporosis Canada, at least one in three women and one in five men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime. The most common sites of osteoporotic fracture are the wrist, spine, shoulder and hip.

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