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Offline InternetIntestacy

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More Prone to Osteoporosis
« on: November 11, 2013, 06:25:09 PM »
If lack of estrogen causes osteoporosis in women, why don't men get osteoporosis as often as women? Why is that women are more prone to osteoporosis?
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Offline InternetIntroject

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Re: More Prone to Osteoporosis
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 07:36:53 PM »
Estrogen *ists in slowing down the rate of bone degeneration in older people, which is why women lose bone so much more quickly after menopause. On the other hand men make moderate amounts of estrogen all through their lives through conversion of their hormone, testosterone, and actually have higher estrogen levels in their blood compared to post-menopausal women.
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Re: More Prone to Osteoporosis
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 11:30:16 PM »
Women are prone prone to osteoporosis primarily because women's bones denser than that of the males. So when the person ages and there are radical changes in the hormones, women are more at risk to osteoporosis because of other affecting factors.
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