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Free Osteoporosis leaflet details facts and prevention tips

15 November 1999
Leading medical research charity Action Research has produced a new free leaflet that gives the facts about the bone disease Osteoporosis, along with tips on bone maintenance that could prevent people developing the disease in later life. Osteoporosis is a condition which causes bones to become weak and brittle. It is a major cause of hip, wrist and spine fractures, normally affecting women after the menopause and elderly people of both sexes. It is estimated that it affects one in three women and one in twelve men and costs the government an estimated £900 million each year. Action Research is currently funding four studies on Osteoporosis in London, Oxford and Manchester - a total financial commitment of almost £230,000. The leaflet contains lifestyle, diet and exercise tips that might help prevent Osteoporosis in later life. To receive a free copy of the Osteoporosis leaflet, send a SAE to Osteoporosis Leaflet, Action Research, Vincent House, North Parade, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2DP or e-mail your request to info@action.org.uk The Action Research website offers visitors a comprehensive insight to the charity and the work it funds along with some online activities involving Paddington Bear - mascot of Action Research.
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