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Low Testosterone Associated with Osteopenia, Study Says

Jul 29, 2015

Low Testosterone Associated with Osteopenia, Study SaysMen with low testosterone should be concerned about osteopenia, new research suggests.

Osteopenia occurs when a person has low bone density. When we’re younger, our bones are “dense” – they contain lots of minerals like calcium. But as we age, our bones naturally lose some of that density, making the bones brittle and more prone to fracture.

Osteopenia can lead to osteoporosis, when bone density levels become particularly low.

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Study: men with low testosterone should be concerned about osteopenia. More here.... (Click to tweet)

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Men with low testosterone are more likely to develop osteoporosis. Why? The answer involves estrogen, a hormone usually associated with women. But men’s bodies need estrogen, too. Estrogen helps bones maintain their density.

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