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Despite Risk, Men Less Likely to Be Screened for Osteoporosis

Despite being at risk for breaking bones due to osteoporosis, older men are much less likely than women to undergo screening and treatment, CBS News reports. According to a study published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, men are three times less likely than women to undergo bone mass density testing for osteoporosis after a wrist fracture, and seven times less likely to start treatment for their injury. Over 2 million American men have osteoporosis and roughly one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of the disease.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.