Friday 20 October marks World Osteoporosis Day, a day dedicated to raising global awareness around the condition and related bone diseases.
Osteoporosis is a condition which causes bones to become weak and brittle and more prone to fractures.
One study suggests that osteoporosis results in more days in hospital than diabetes and several other leading diseases combined.
Health and wellness expert Dr Darren Green says people over the age of 50 are more prone to the disease.
The emotional impact of osteoporosis on your life activities are dramatic.— Dr Darren Green, Health and Wellness expert
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He explored the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis during the Health and Wellness segment.
Take a listen to his expert advice:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Brittle bones? What you need to know about osteoporosis