Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

Dr. Mehmet Oz,Dr. Mike Roizen

Tags: mens health | osteoporosis | calcium | Dr. Oz

Men Also at Risk for Osteoporosis

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:33 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Recently, a group of paleontologists were surprised to discover that an ancient Egyptian mummy stored in Jerusalem's Israel Museum had suffered from osteoporosis, a disease that reduces the density and quality of bones.

They scanned the 2,200-year-old skeleton of Iret Khor-Ero and found signs that this member of the upper class lived a sedentary life and ate a carbohydrate-rich diet — lifestyle factors linked to higher risk for the disease.

Just as surprising was that this mummy with brittle bone disease was male.

Osteoporosis is commonly associated with older females, but research shows that men are also (and always have been) at risk.

Although older women in the U.S. are three times more likely than men to be diagnosed with osteoporosis, at some point in their life, 25 percent of men will suffer a broken bone because of the disease.

Other research finds that men have a higher one-year mortality rate from nearly all types of fractures.

Clearly, men are underdiagnosed and undertreated when it comes to osteoporosis. In fact, women are five times more likely to undergo a bone scan (the gold standard for diagnosis) and three times more likely to be given vitamin D/calcium supplements than men.

So guys, you have to step up and get hip (and knee) to the symptoms of osteoporosis.

Older men should pay attention to any unexplained pain, especially in their back and joints. Other signs include falls that cause a fracture and losing of height over time.

Don't hesitate to ask your doctor for a bone density scan and other screenings.

© King Features Syndicate

Osteoporosis is commonly associated with older females, but research shows that men are also (and always have been) at risk.
mens health, osteoporosis, calcium, Dr. Oz
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:33 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
Find Your Condition
Get Newsmax Text Alerts

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved