South Africans underestimate men's risk of osteoporosis

New survey shows that South Africans vastly underestimate men's risk for osteoporosis, a condition that can lead to painful fractures, disability and early death, but continues to be ignored by the general public and neglected by doctors during routine physical check-ups.

Is milk actually bad for your health?

For many years we have believed that drinking milk is good for your bones but new research indicates that too much milk can actually increase your risk of developing osteoporosis, fractures and other conditions.

An 'alkaline' body may prevent osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is often referred to as the 'silent epidemic' because there are no symptoms until a fracture occurs. Famous people with osteoporosis include Joan Rivers, Sally Fields and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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