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    Your gift will immediately help to educate, empower, and support individuals and communities on bone health and in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.

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    Cook With OC

    Features recipes with calcium and protein in addition to other important nutrients, virtual 1-hour interactive instructive cooking demonstrations and cook-along classes.

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    Unbreakable – The OC Podcast

    Features evidence-based information from healthcare providers and subject matter experts, as well as personal stories from those affected by osteoporosis.

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    2023 CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE

    Comprehensive new Canadian guideline for skeletal health and fracture prevention

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    Donate Today

    Your gift will immediately help to educate, empower, and support individuals and communities on bone health and in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.

  • Blue Xray

    2023 CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE

    Comprehensive new Canadian guideline for skeletal health and fracture prevention

  • Two people cooking in the kitchen

    Cook With OC

    Features recipes with bone-building nutrients, virtual cooking demonstrations and cook-along classes.

  • Unbreakable - The OC Podcast

    Unbreakable – The OC Podcast

    Features evidence-based information from healthcare providers and subject matter experts, as well as personal stories from those affected by osteoporosis.

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Season 4, Episode 2

What About Supplements with Dr. Teri Charrois


The Faces of Osteoporosis

Listen to those affected by osteoporosis share their stories.


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Sign up to receive the latest updates on osteoporosis and bone health, notice of upcoming webinars, and more.

WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS?

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. Known as the “silent thief”, bone deterioration can occur over a number of years without presenting any symptoms.

Unfortunately, if detected at the time of a break, the disease is already fairly advanced. The most common fractures associated with osteoporosis are in the hip, spine, wrist, and shoulder. Today, no single cause for osteoporosis has been identified.

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