A study by the International Osteoporosis Foundation revealed that 1 out of 5 men over the age of 50 will suffer from an Osteoporotic fracture. Locally, data on osteoporosis in men is limited, but Bone Health check results from leading adult milk drink Anlene from August 2011 to July 2012 showed that 43 % of men (aged 26 to 65 years old) in the Philippines are at risk. This implies that action to be taken for the early prevention of osteoporosis among men is just as urgent. For as men mature in age, their levels of testosterone decrease, resulting to gradual but significant bone thinning.
This concern should be addressed, considering that men are their families’ prime means of support. Any threat to their physical mobility or ability to work or even to engage in sports should be treated seriously. Moreover, some men do a lot of physical activities with their female partners or significant partners so it’s important that they combat osteoporosis together.