Men Are Twice As Likely As Women To Die After Fracture

October 10, 2014 2:25 PM

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Men Are Twice As Likely As Women To Die After Fracture

A third of all hip fractures happen in men, and in the year after a fracture, men are twice as likely to die as women. That’s due, in part, to the fact that men don’t get treated as often as women do for osteoporosis, a new report from the International Osteoporosis Foundation says.

In fact, men’s bone health is largely ignored, and one study showed that men are half as likely as women to get treatment. About 20% of men over 50 have osteoporosis fractures, a number set to rise with the aging population, the report says. From 2010-2030, the number of hip fractures in American me...

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