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Friendships May Influence Bone Health In Women

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, nearly half of women over age fifty will break a bone due to osteoporosis— a disease in which bones progressively lose density, grow brittle, and become prone to fracture. While men can also be affected, post-menopausal women are at higher risk because of reduced estrogen levels.