69% of urban India faces risk of bone trouble, says new study

A recent study has found out that more than 69% of people in urban India face a continuous bone loss or a high risk of fractures. The study was done in New Delhi among people in the age group of 38 to 68 years.

The study was conducted on 223 men and 222 women. Nearly 9% of people were found to have osteoporosis and about 60% had osteopenia, a condition that is characterized by bone loss.

Raju Vaishya, a senior orthopaedic surgeon at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, says that most people do not realise the risks that are associated with bone problems. The rise of bone diseases amongst urban India is going to affect the socio-economic future of the country.

Osteoporosis is difficult to diagnose as it is often a silent condition. It is diagnosed usually when the person has a fracture. Most of the times osteoporosis goes unnoticed.

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