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By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D. - July 10, 2009
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Topic: Osteoporosis - by Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which the amount of bone is decreased and the strength of trabecular bone is reduced, cortical bone becomes thin and bones are susceptible to fracture. It is defined according to the bone mineral density (BMD) as measured by Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry. A BMD of 2.5 standard deviations below the 20 year old person standard is considered osteoporosis.
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