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Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is defined as the condition of bone mineral density being 2.5 standard deviations or more below peak young adult level.

Osteopenia is defined as the condition of bone mineral density being between 1.0 and 2.5 standard deviations below peak young adult level.

"Osteoporosis", "osteopenia" and "normal bone mineral density" are all conditions that describe various states of bone mineral density.

An introductory article on osteoporosis, a disease of reduced bone density and increased probability of fracture, can be found on Wikipedia.

[PMID 17216495] rs17703883, rs12594287 and rs16964201 affect bone mineral density in men


snps which may influence this include