Osteoporosis and African American Women


African American woman doctor looking at xrayWhile African American women tend to have higher bone mineral
density (BMD) than white women throughout life, they are still at significant
risk of developing osteoporosis. The misperception that osteoporosis is only a
concern for white women can delay prevention and treatment in African American
women who do not believe they are at risk for the disease.

What Is Osteoporosis?