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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.

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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