World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. Men, as well as, women are affected by osteoporosis, a disease that can be prevented and treated. World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) takes place every year on 20th October. WOD was first marked in 1996, by the UK's National Osteoporosis Society and has been led by the International Osteoporosis Foundation since 1998.
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