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Prevalence of Osteoporosis in Selected Post Menopausal Women


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1 Department of Home Science, Mount Carmel College (Autonomous), 58, Palace Road, Bangalore - 560052, India
2 Department of Studies in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Mysore, Mysore-570 005, India
     

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Osteoporosis is a bone disorder, characterized by low bone mass with micro architectural deterioration of bone leading to enhanced risk of fracture. On aging the strength of the bone tends to deteriorate, hence this is a degenerative process. Osteoporosis and risk of subsequent fracture is one of the most prevalent community health problems affecting the elderly population and its prevalence is increasing. Although osteoporosis can affect both men and women of any age, women are four times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis. All over the world as the population increases women are outnumbering the men in osteoporosis cases and it is becoming women's public health issue. During the post menopause period in women, bones become weak leading to osteoporosis. Therefore, Cummings claims osteoporosis as on increasing clinical and public health problem.
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A. Sundaravalli
Department of Home Science, Mount Carmel College (Autonomous), 58, Palace Road, Bangalore - 560052, India
R. Manjushree
Department of Home Science, Mount Carmel College (Autonomous), 58, Palace Road, Bangalore - 560052, India
G. Saraswathi
Department of Studies in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Mysore, Mysore-570 005, India

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Osteoporosis is a bone disorder, characterized by low bone mass with micro architectural deterioration of bone leading to enhanced risk of fracture. On aging the strength of the bone tends to deteriorate, hence this is a degenerative process. Osteoporosis and risk of subsequent fracture is one of the most prevalent community health problems affecting the elderly population and its prevalence is increasing. Although osteoporosis can affect both men and women of any age, women are four times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis. All over the world as the population increases women are outnumbering the men in osteoporosis cases and it is becoming women's public health issue. During the post menopause period in women, bones become weak leading to osteoporosis. Therefore, Cummings claims osteoporosis as on increasing clinical and public health problem.