Why is Osteoporosis most common in elderly white females, and black women are seldom affected by it?

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It is not true that African American women are seldom affected by osteoporosis.  Is it the misconception that they are at a lesser risk that causes under diagnosis and treatment for the black population.

African American women tend to have a higher bone mineral density than Caucasian women; however, that...

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It is not true that African American women are seldom affected by osteoporosis.  Is it the misconception that they are at a lesser risk that causes under diagnosis and treatment for the black population.

African American women tend to have a higher bone mineral density than Caucasian women; however, that does not mean that black women are not also at risk for osteoporosis, because they still are.  The risk may be lower, but it is a risk that is still present.  Making this misconception that much more dangerous is the fact that statistically speaking more black women die following hip fractures than do white women.

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