World Osteoporosis Day

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World Osteoporosis Day around the world in 2022
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About World Osteoporosis Day

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Dates of World Osteoporosis Day
2023 InternationalOct 20
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2022 InternationalOct 20
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2021 InternationalOct 20
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2020 InternationalOct 20
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2019 InternationalOct 20
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Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Osteoporosis Day.

Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile, so that they break easily – even as a result of a minor fall, a bump, a sneeze, or a sudden movement. Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and a major cause of pain and long-term disability.

Up to 70% of vertebral fractures are undiagnosed
See your doctor if you have height loss, stooped back or sudden back pain

World Osteoporosis Day was launched in 1996 by the United Kingdom’s National Osteoporosis Society and was supported by the European Commission.

Since 1997, the awareness day has been organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation. In 1998 and 1999, the World Health Organization acted as co-sponsor of World Osteoporosis Day. 

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