July 1, 2018

Guidelines ignore fact that osteoporosis strikes men too

Over the last 20 years, bone fracture rates in women have declined, thanks to osteoporosis screening and treatment. But increasingly, experts say, the emphasis on women and osteoporosis has fostered a sexist view of the bone-weakening disease. That’s harmful to men, whose bones also weaken with age, though later than for women. What’s more, men are twice as likely as women to die within a year of breaking a hip,