It is unfair, but being a woman automatically puts you at a higher risk for osteoporosis than man. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis impacts two hundred million people across the globe. Why this gender disparity? Women usually have a lower bone density as compared to their male peers. Also, they lose bone mass more quickly as they get older, which leads to osteoporosis in some cases. It is found that between the age of 20 and 80 years, an average white woman loses one-third of her hip bone density, during this bone density loss of only one-fourth in women.