Osteoporosis is a largely preventable disease that is characterized by bones that are porous and have a low density. Osteoporosis
is associated with an increased risk of fractures. This condition can often be reduced, eliminated, or prevented by following healthy
lifestyle guidelines. Public health leaders and advocates, government and non-governmental agencies, communities, health-care
professionals are responsible for preventing osteoporosis. Nutritional deficiency, hormonal disorders, lack of exercise, immobilization
and smoking can lead to poor development of bone and accelerate the loss of bone mass. Awareness and understanding are the keys
to reducing the overwhelming incidence of osteoporosis. Great progress has been made in reaching out to the public through health
campaigns, research, and publications; however, as the statistics show, the fight is not over.