Study shows Singapore population at high risk for osteoporosis

Osteoporosis awareness has gradually spread across the world. Scientists in many different countries are currently researching the causes and effects of the condition.

According to a new study, approximately one in three people in Singapore over the age of 35 may be at risk for developing osteoporosis. Channel News Asia reports that by the age of 25, about 20 percent of the population is at risk.

The research shows that by age 55, nearly 45 percent of Singapore resident are at risk for the condition.

The results of the study were presented at the Asia Regional Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore, which was hosted by the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

According to Joanne Todd, senior health platform manager for Fronterra Asia and Middle East, the results show that more needs to be done to help people build strong bones from early adulthood through middle age, the media outlet reports.

Todd added that osteoporosis has commonly been associated with women, but maintaining good bone health should be just as important to men, according to the news source.

The International Osteoporosis Foundation reports that one in three women and one in five men over 50 will experience fractures due to osteoporosis. 
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