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Stomach CT scans may help find osteoporosis - study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors can use a patient's abdominal CT scans to also check for signs of the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, according to a new study. Full story

Men get this disease, too -- but they may not know it

When a 77-year-old tennis player fell during a match and fractured his hip while on vacation in Key Largo, Fla., he became part of a little known, serious and growing problem among older men.  Male osteoporosis has been a silent problem for decades but is becoming more prevalent as Baby Boomers age, Full story

Men with big beer bellies likely to have weaker bones: study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a "beer belly," are at an elevated risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers are adding osteoporosis to the list of potential hazards. Full story

Hey, guys, your beer gut could lead to a broken hip

Osteoporosis doesn't just affect older women. A new study finds a connection between men -- even younger guys -- with beer bellies and weak bones. So if you're overweight, you've got more than heart disease and diabetes to worry about. Full story

Alcohol Can Boost Aging Bone Health

Later in life, drinking one to two alcoholic drinks daily may curb bone loss -- so much so that just a two-week break from alcohol hastened bone decline in women in a new study. Full story

It’s true! Grow older, get shorter   

   Dr. Roshini Raj confirms that you are getting shorter as you get older. She tells TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie the causes of height loss and how to prevent it.

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