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1 in 3 people above age 35 risks developing osteoporosis

SINGAPORE: From the age of 35 years old, one in three people in Singapore could be at risk of developing osteoporosis.

This is according to an analysis of bone scans done under a programme run by Fonterra in Asia.

The New Zealand-based dairy cooperative said by the age of 25 year old, almost 20 per […]

Osteoporosis group opens S’pore arm

IT IS a misconception held by many healthcare professionals and patients alike that osteoporosis is a natural process of ageing and should not be taken seriously.

And that is a fallacy the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), which set up its first regional office in Southeast Asia here, wants to correct.

Said the foundation’s president John […]

Doctors warn osteoporosis will be more prevalent in Asia

SINGAPORE : Doctors have warned that osteoporosis, a bone disease that leads to an increased risk of fractures, will become more prevalent in Asia.

The problem could be made worse by the region’s rapidly ageing population, as well as under-diagnosis and treatment.

82-year-old Charlie Daniel had two mild falls two years ago, fracturing his hand […]

Singapore is site of new IOF Asia Pacific Regional office

Singapore is site of new IOF Asia Pacific Regional office Opening address by Senior Minister Professor Jayakumar; focus on impact of osteoporosis in Singapore

Today, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) celebrated the opening of its new regional office for the Asia Pacific region, in Singapore. The well attended media event at the Raffles City Convention […]