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Other sites with information related to osteoporosis

International Osteoporosis Foundation(IOF)
http://www.iofbonehealth.org/

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is a registered not-for-profit, non-governmental foundation based in Switzerland. IOF functions as a global alliance of patient societies, research organizations, healthcare professionals and international companies working to promote bone, muscle and joint health.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
http://www.niams.nih.gov/

The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
http://nof.org/

Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the nationís leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health.

Osteoporosis Canada
http://www.osteoporosis.ca

Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
http://www.asbmr.org/

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is a professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism.

The International Bone and Mineral Society (IBMS)
http://www.ibmsonline.org/

IBMS is a world-leading, scientific, non-profit organization and the major international Society for promoting the generation and dissemination of knowledge of basic biology and clinical science of the skeleton and mineral metabolism.
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:: Osteoporosis


Osteoporosis is a condition of excessive skeletal fragility resulting in bones that break easily.

A combination of genetic, dietary, hormonal, age-related, and lifestyle factors all contribute to this condition. The osteoporosis seen in postmenopausal women is the most common and best-studied, but there are other causes that may be treated differently.