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Osteoporosis. It's Beatable. It's Treatable.

Osteoporosis is a major health threat for 44 million Americans. In the US, over 10 million people already have the disease and 34 million more have low bone mass, putting them at risk for the disease. Osteoporosis progresses without symptoms or pain until a fracture occurs.

»Find out more about bone mass

Osteoporosis is characterized by an exaggerated loss of bone mass and by poor bone quality. It causes bones to become fragile and susceptible to fracture especially in the hip, spine, and wrist areas. 

»What are the risk factors for osteoporosis?

For many years, GFWC has had an active partnership with the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the leading nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to promoting lifelong bone health and to reducing the widespread prevalence of the disease. NOF works to find a cure for osteoporosis through awareness, advocacy, education and research. GFWC is actively involved in education and advocacy efforts.

What can you do to prevent this disease?

Have you thought about what you can do to educate your club or community?  Consider the following:

 
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