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What is osteoporosis? Issue No. 1 | 1996-10-01

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that results in a loss of calcium from the bones. Over time the bones become brittle and fracture easily. Often called the Silent Thief, Osteoporosis affects one in four women and one in ten men over the age of 50.

During childhood and adolescence, bone increases in strength and size. Peak bone mass is reached in the early thirties, and thereafter normal bone loss occurs due to aging. Excessive bone loss results in Osteoporosis. People with Osteoporosis may have developed less bone in their early years or they lose a greater amount later in life. Broken bones are the most common problem caused by Osteoporosis and may be the first sign of the disease. Fractures of the spine, hip and wrist often occur when the bones become thin.

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Camoscope Issue Number 20 September 2018 | 2018-09-20

In 1995, very little data
existed regarding osteoporosis
and fractures in
Canadians, and most of the
available data related solely
to hip fractures....

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Twenty years ago, close to 10,000 coura-geous and committed participants enrolled in CaMos, and in doing so, dedicated themselves to advancing our understan-ding of osteoporosis. Over this period, the...

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