About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or are at high risk because of low bone mass. Roughly 1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men age 50 years and older will break a bone because they have osteoporosis.
Each year, osteoporosis is responsible for 2 million broken bones and $19 billion in related costs. Those numbers are predicted to climb to about 3 million fractures and $25.3 billion in costs by 2025.
Several recent studies reported on new aspects of osteoporosis diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Read on for brief summaries of the latest research findings.