Known as the “silent thief”, bone deterioration can occur over a number of years without any symptoms. Unfortunately, by the time affected bones break or fracture, the disease is already fairly advanced and less treatable.
The most common fractures associated with osteoporosis are in the hip, spine, wrist, and shoulder.
Today, no single cause for osteoporosis has been identified.
At least 1 IN 3 WOMEN and 1 IN 5 MEN will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime
OVER 80% OF ALL FRACTURES in people 50+ are caused by osteoporosis
Bone health is important at every age but especially during childhood and adolescence when bones are still growing. As most people reach their maximum bone size and strength (known as peak bone mass) by age 30, bone-healthy behaviours are important from an early age in order to optimize bone health and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis later in life.
Women and men alike BEGIN TO LOSE BONE IN THEIR MID-30S
22% OF WOMEN and 33% OF MEN who suffer a hip fracture will die within one year
ONE IN THREE HIP FRACTURE PATIENTS will re-fracture within one year