What is Osteoporosis?

By Barry Olsen
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A medical condition resulting in the loss of bone density, which causes the bone to lose its strength and can lead to fragile, brittle bones that can fracture. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies osteoporosis as bone mineral density that is 2.5 standard deviations or more below the peak bone mass of average young, healthy adults.