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Low bone mass and deterioration often go unnoticed until a fracture occurs. But with the threat of more than 28 million Americans affected by osteoporosis, diagnostic testing is becoming increasingly important. Estrogen deficiency at menopause and aging are the most common causes for this "silent" disease, and there are several therapies now being investigated and used to effectively treat osteoporosis.
(Source: Herbs for Health: Being Well the Natural Way Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003)