Osteoporosis – The Silent Killer




Osteoporosis, which literally means ‘porous bone’, is a disease of progressive bone loss and skeletal deterioration in which bones become fragile and are more likely to fracture. The diseases often develops unnoticed over many years, with no symptoms or pain, until a fracture occurs.

This podcast was recorded at the recently concluded IOF (International Osteoporosis Foundation) 3rd Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting. The briefing was conducted by Judy Stenmark (CEO, IOF), Prof Nikhil Tandon (member IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors) and Dr Chin Chee Howe (Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon). Dato Seri Michelle opened the meeting and she urged Malaysians to take action to look after their bone health.

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is the only worldwide organisation dedicated to the fight against osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal diseases. It is not-for-profit, non governmental organisations which brings together scientists, physicians, patient and medical societies as well as corporate partners. The IOF mission is to promote the maintenance of bone, muscle and joint health as a worldwide priority.

For information about osteoporosis or the IOF and osteoporosis societies visit www.iofbonehealth.org