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Who is most likely to get spine fractures?

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Women, especially those older than 50, are most likely to get spine fractures. By age 80, about 40% of women have had one.

Women and men who have osteoporosis have much higher chances of getting spine fractures.

From: Osteoporosis and Spine Fractures WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: “Medications To Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis.”

National Osteoporosis Foundation: “Once is Enough: A Guide to Preventing Further Fractures.” 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “About Osteoporosis: Impact," “Nutrition and Bone Health.” 

McIlwain, H., MD, and D. Bruce, PhD, , Morrow, 2007. Diet for a Pain-Free Life

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 27, 2018

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: “Medications To Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis.”

National Osteoporosis Foundation: “Once is Enough: A Guide to Preventing Further Fractures.” 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “About Osteoporosis: Impact," “Nutrition and Bone Health.” 

McIlwain, H., MD, and D. Bruce, PhD, , Morrow, 2007. Diet for a Pain-Free Life

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 27, 2018

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