Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a progressive skeletal disease that is characterised by low bone mass, skeletal fragility and susceptibility to fracture. Facts and figures. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men in the UK will have osteoporosis over the age of 50
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - high cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease, but new research from Italy suggests that it may also be bad for the bones.