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Osteoporosis

Definition:

Disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which leads to fragile bones and a greater risk of fracture, particularly in older people.

Source: GreenFacts Digest on Diet and Nutrition

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Like osteoporosis, osteomalacia weakens the bones and makes bones more likely to break. However, the process is different from that in osteoporosis.

In osteoporosis, bone is broken down faster than it is re-formed.

In osteomalacia, the two activities are balanced, but the bone that is formed does not become dense and hard (mineralized).

Source: Merck Osteoporosis 

Related words:

Bone - Osteomalacia

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Translation(s):

Deutsch: Osteoporose
Español: Osteoporosis
Français: Ostéoporose

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