Osteoporosis, when bones thin and lead to greater risk of fracture, may be more common in women. But men also are affected.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says men should understand these risk factors:
- Being older than age 75.
- Having a low body mass index (BMI).
- Having lost at least 5 percent of your total body weight within the past four years.
- Being a smoker.
- Being sedentary.
- Having a male family member with osteoporosis.