Burden of Disease

One half of all postmenopausal women will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime, including 25% who will develop a vertebral deformity and 15% who will suffer a hip fracture. Osteoporosis is defined as a bone mineral density (BMD) more than 2.5 standard deviations (SD) below the mean for a healthy woman, and osteopenia is a BMD between 1 and 2.5 SD below the mean. Among white women, it is estimated that 41% older than age 50 have osteopenia, and that 15% between ages 50 and 59 and 70% of those older than 80 have osteoporosis. Mexican American women experience similar rates. The rate among black women is approximately one-half the rate of the other groups. Including all races in the United States, an estimated 14 million women older than 50 years have osteopenia, and 5 million have osteoporosis (Nelson and Helfand, 2002).

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Do You Suffer From the Itching and Scaling of Psoriasis? Or the Chronic Agony of Psoriatic Arthritis? If so you are not ALONE! A whopping three percent of the world’s populations suffer from either condition! An incredible 56 million working hours are lost every year by psoriasis sufferers according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

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