How big is this problem?
1. Along with hypertension and diabetes, osteoporosis is now identified as one of the most important diseases affecting the human race.
2. Osteoporotic fractures affect more women than heart attacks, strokes and all female cancers combined.
3. 50% of patients with osteoporosis and hip fractures lose their independence. In the new millennium, it is totally unacceptable that half of all post menopausal women should suffer fractures when these can be avoided by adequate preventive measures.