Home > Medical > Osteoporosis Osteoporosis All sections in Osteoporosis » About Osteoporosis » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Osteoporosis » New Breakthroughs » Osteoporosis News » Osteoporosis and Diet » Osteoporosis and Exercise » Osteoporosis in men » Real-life Story Milk may not protect men against hip fractures Research found that boys who consume more milk during their teenage years may actually have a higher risk of hip fractures as adults. Binge drinking impairs bone healing Post-menopausal women unaware of osteoporosis risk Excess fat ups osteoporosis risk Gene discoveries may help osteoporosis See All Osteoporosis News » Osteoporosis Overview How is osteoporosis treated? How are the risk factors for osteoporosis assessed? What is Osteoporosis? How can osteoporosis be prevented? What are the risk factors for osteoporosis? What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis literally means porous bones It is a condition in which bone tissue is reduced and the micro-architecture of bone is disrupted. This leads to an increased risk of fracture which usually involves the spine, hip or wrist. Not only women are susceptible to osteoporosis - it can affect young people and men as well. Osteoporosis is a preventable disease - sufficient calcium intake and lifestyle adaptations can prevent its onset. Recent advances in treatment options have resulted in a 50-70% reduction in the rate of osteoporotic fractures. Take Action Test Calcium calculator » Ask Healthy Bones Expert » Quiz Am I nearing menopause? » Start A Health24 blog » Should you pop a calcium pill? Bone Up! advertisement About osteoporosis Interesting facts about osteoporosis Preventing osteoporosis Common fracture sites for osteoporosis Osteoporosis See All About osteoporosis » Health tips Weekly tip - Bone up regularly Teen habits can cost you dearly Better bones with high-fibre foods Bone-building tips for fussy kids See All Health tips » New breakthroughs World’s largest-ever bone biopsy study Selective oestrogen receptor modulators – SERMs State-of-the-art hip procedure Bone health in the spotlight See All New breakthroughs » Osteoporosis and exercise Exercise aids rehabilitation Exercise for balance and to prevent falls New bone tricks for old dogs Bone exercise: start them young See All Osteoporosis and exercise » Tools Calcium calculator Are you at risk for developing osteoporosis? See All Tools » FAQs Osteoporosis - from Natural Standard What is a bone scan and will it hurt? What if I break my spine or my hip? How can I prevent osteoporosis? See All FAQs » Living with osteoporosis Osteoporosis: make your home fall-free Interesting facts about osteoporosis World Osteoporosis Day 2010 9 fast facts about osteoporosis See All Living with osteoporosis » Osteoporosis and diet Menopause, osteoporosis and your diet Calcium supplements in osteoporosis Bone health and milk Vegan diet not linked to bone loss See All Osteoporosis and diet » Osteoporosis in men and women Osteoporosis - yes, in men Are there alternatives to HT to prevent osteoporosis? Osteoporosis - a growing problem How healthy are your bones? See All Osteoporosis in men and women » From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.