Paget's disease is the second most common bone disease. (Osteoporosis is the most common.)
Is found most often in people living in Western
Europe (Britain, France, and Germany) or people of Western European
Is rare in people younger than 40
and is most common in people who are older than 50.2
The risk of developing this disease increases as a person ages.
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