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Muscles and Bones :
Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, literally ‘holes in bones’, is a condition in which bones become less dense and fragile. A person with osteoporosis will have no pain, but can easily fracture her bones, especially bones of the wrist, spine or hip. Women are more likely to have osteoporosis.

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