Epidemiology and pathophysiology of osteoporosis in men.

  title={Epidemiology and pathophysiology of osteoporosis in men.},
  author={Robert A. Adler},
  journal={Current osteoporosis reports},
  volume={4 3},
Osteoporosis in men is an unrecognized but growing problem as the number of men who live to old age increases. The 10-year fracture risk at age 50 quadruples by age 80, and in general the incidence rate of osteoporotic fracture in men is about half that of women. Of note, the mortality and morbidity after hip fracture are much greater in men. There are many men whose osteoporosis is the result of specific causes such as oral glucocorticoid therapy, hypogonadism, or androgen withdrawal therapy… CONTINUE READING

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