Osteoporosis: exercise as prevention and treatment by Colin Milner
More than 10 million people ages 50 and older have osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), a Washington, D.C.-based organization that raises awareness of osteoporosis and its prevention and treatment. A further 34 million adults in the same age group, or 55% of people ages 50 and above, have osteopenia (low bone mass). This condition increases an individual’s exposure to osteoporosis. Contrary to popular belief, people of all ages, sexes, races and ethnicities can develop osteoporosis, although the disease is four times more common in women than men.