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Introduction

Osteoporosis is a growing health problem worldwide.

This contributes greatly to the high costs of health care and mortality.

Osteoporosis is a disease that is associated with fractures.

The World Health Organization definitions of osteoporosis and osteopenia in postmenopausal is based on bone mineral density (BMD).

Central dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the hip is the standard for diagnosing osteopenia or osteoporosis.