What is Osteoporosis: What Causes Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis, the most common bone disease, occurs when the body fails to create new bone matter.  Specifically, osteoporosis is defined as a disparity in bone resorption, the breaking down of old bone matter, and bone formation, the creation of new bone matter.  This deficiency leads to decreased bone density and increases the risk of breakage over time. [Read more...]