Osteoporosis in men: findings from the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study (MrOS)

Peggy M. Cawthon, Mohammad Shahnazari, Eric Orwoll, Nancy E. Lane

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The lifespan of men is increasing and this is associated with an increased prevalence of osteoporosis in men. Osteoporosis increases the risk of bone fracture. Fractures are associated with increased disability and mortality, and public health problems. We review here the study of osteoporosis in men as obtained from a longitudinal cohort of community-based older men, the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study (MrOS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-27
Number of pages13
JournalTherapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016



  • fractures
  • men
  • osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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