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Osteopenia, preferably known as "low bone mass" or "low bone density", is a condition in which bone mineral density is low.[1] This makes the bones weaker which cause a higher risk of fractures, and some people may go on to develop osteoporosis.[2] In 2010, 43 million older adults in the United States had osteopenia.[3]

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  3. Wright NC, Looker AC, Saag KG, Curtis JR, Delzell ES, Randall S, Dawson-Hughes B (November 2014). "The recent prevalence of osteoporosis and low bone mass in the United States based on bone mineral density at the femoral neck or lumbar spine". Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 29 (11): 2520–6. doi:10.1002/jbmr.2269. PMC 4757905. PMID 24771492.