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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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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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Because of your commitment, the Year 16 follow-up, which ended at the beginning of 2014, has been an unqualified success. We are currently continuing with the yearly postal questionnaire for all CaMos...

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