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Mayo Clinic on Osteoporosis

Keep your bones strong and reduce your risk of fractures

Ann E. Kearns, M.D., PhD.

  • Around 54 million people in the United States are affected by osteoporosis or low bone mass; however, the disease is both treatable and preventable.
  • Mayo Clinic on Osteoporosis helps people of all ages understand what causes osteoporosis, take steps to build or maintain strong bones, and continue the activities they enjoy.
  • Modern medications, a healthy diet and the right kind of activities can help effectively manage osteoporosis and low bone density.



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54 million

people in the United States have osteoporosis or are at high risk of it due to low bone mass.


Nearly 54 million Americans live with osteoporosis or low bone mass, but many don’t recognize the warning signs until a fall or fracture results in a painful injury and a lengthy recovery. Fortunately, osteoporosis can now be managed with modern medications, a healthy diet and the right kind of activities. Mayo Clinic on Osteoporosis helps readers understand what causes the disease and how to build and maintain strong bones at any age. It also explores the latest options for treating and managing osteoporosis to maintain a healthy, happy life.

2021 • 256 pages • Mayo Clinic Press

Anne E. Kearns, M.D., Ph.D.Ann E. Kearns, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Kearns is an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and an associate professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. She has also contributed to national efforts to close the gap between recommendations and typical care, working toward better diagnosis and treatment of people with osteoporotic fractures.
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