Make Lifelong Bone Health a Family Tradition
- 55 percent of people 50 years of age and older are estimated to be threatened by osteoporosis
- In the United States, 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the condition and almost 34 million more are estimated to already have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk
- One in two women and one in four men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their remaining lifetime
- According to estimated figures, osteoporosis was responsible for more than 2 million fractures in 2005.
- The number of fractures due to osteoporosis is estimated to rise to more than 3 million by 2025