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Osteoporosis: What You Need To Know

What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density of bone is reduced, increasing the risk of fracture. Around the world, it affects one in three women and one in five men over the age of fifty.

Prevention
Osteoporotic fractures can be prevented if early action is taken...

Diagnosis
A quick and painless bone mineral density exam is used to diagnosis osteoporosis...

Treatment
Today there is a wide range of therapeutic options to help prevent osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures...

One-Minute Risk Test
Are you aware of your personal risk for osteoporosis? Take the test.

Patient Stories
People from around the world share their personal experiences with osteoporosis.

Worldwide Contacts
Find an osteoporosis society near you.

Related Links
Links to scientific and patient societies around the world.


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