Home > Medical > Osteoporosis > FAQs 01 March 2005 Is it true that it only affects postmenopausal women? No, men are often also affected by osteoporosis. One third of all fractured hips and vertebrae due to osteoporosis occur in men. 0 Pin It Test Calcium calculator » Ask Healthy Bones Expert » Quiz Am I nearing menopause? » Start A Health24 blog » Portion sizes: getting it right The beauty of bones No, men are often also affected by osteoporosis. One third of all fractured hips and vertebrae due to osteoporosis occur in men. The onset of osteoporosis in men is 10 – 15 years later than it is in women, largely because men have more bone mass to lose than women. Small, lean men are more prone to osteoporosis than heavy-set men. But the majority of people who suffer from osteoporosis are postmenopausal women. More in Medical Osteoporosis - from Natural Standard More: OsteoporosisFAQs advertisement Get a quote Selfmed - the one with the apple Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover Frank.Net - save on life insurance! advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Diet and nutrition Eating disorders on the rise Lifestyle Mbuli died of pulmonary embolism Medical Sugar injections ease knee arthritis pain Medical Computer may predict infectious influenza Medical Global Aids programme looks ahead Medical Extra vitamin D may ease crohn's symptoms From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.