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 » Should you pop a calcium pill? Bone Up! 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 Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover 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 Mental health Coping with grief during the holiday season Medical Epilepsy surgery improves lives Medical Type 2 diabetes raises cancer risk Medical Quitting after cancer diagnosis worthwhile Lifestyle Sharks prefer to sneak up from behind, study shows Fitness It's never too late to start exercising 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. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.