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Osteoporosis literally means ‘bones with holes’; it is a condition where bones become thin, weak and fragile. Once in this condition, a minor bump or accident can lead to fracture, chronic pain, disability and even premature death. Osteopenia, or low bone density, is a condition when bone mineral density is lower than normal but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis1.
Of 10 million Americans who have Osteoporosis right now, 80% of them are women2. In Australia, 29% of women over 75 have osteoporosis compared to 10% of men.
2Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (2023) What Women Need to Know bonehealthandosteoporosis.org, retrieved 6th March 2023 from: https://www.nof.org/preventing-fractures/general-facts/what-women-need-to-know/