I just heard an ad on the radio from the Irish Osteoporosis Society, they reckon that 1 in 5 men will suffer this disease.

This is a disease usually associated with older women (post menopause) but in more recent times has been found in young males. I’ve copied a section of their website entitled risk factors:

Osteoporosis risk factors (from http://www.irishosteoporosis.ie/risk.htm): For women: – a lack of oestrogen, caused by: – early menopause (before the age of 45) – early hysterectomy (before the age of 45), particularly when both ovaries are removed (oophorectomy) – missing periods for six months or more (excluding pregnancy) as a result of over