Expert Video - What is osteoporosis and what causes it?
David Karpf, MD, of the Stanford University School of Medicine, explains what osteoporosis is, how it develops, and why it happens at the age it typically occurs. He also discusses how hormone changes, including at menopause for women, and naturalbone turnover play a role in causing osteoporosis in both men and women.
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