Weight is a major risk factor for osteoporosis. Too little or too much weight increases your risk of breaking a bone. Maintaining a healthy weight promotes bone health. Underweight Individuals who weight less than 120 pounds are at higher risk for fractures. Smaller, petite individuals usually have smaller bone size. Force of impact from a… Read more

World Health Organization – WHO Criteria for Diagnosis of Osteoporosis

Under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO), a panel of experts has periodically met on the topic of assessment of fracture risk and osteoporosis. WHO-1 The World Health Organization first convened a group of experts in 1994 to assess fracture risk and its application to screening for postmenopausal osteoporosis.  The scientific group defined… Read more