As life expectancy increases, so is the prevalence of osteoporosis or brittle bone disease. The genesis of osteoporosis is often during childhood. If, for instance, you didn’t like milk as a kid, get enough exercise or you were born to the wrong parents, you face an increased risk of osteoporosis. As one scientist puts it: osteoporosis “is an equal opportunity employer”.
Producer: Ann Blair Gould
Broadcast: October 22, 2002