A woman's risk of breaking a hip due to osteoporosis is equal to her risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer combined; a man age 50 or older is more likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis than he is to get prostate cancer.



Osteoporosis - a medical condition characterized by progressive loss of bone mass, bone weakening of the spatial structure and increased susceptibility to fracture. Osteopenia is a condition of bone that is slightly less dense than normal bone but not the degree of bone in osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is often called the "silent disease", because you could have it now or be at-risk without even realizing it. The person can't feel that bones become weaker. Breaking a bone is often the first clue that someone have osteoorosis. Or it can be noticed that the person is getting shorter or the upper back is curving forward.

OsteoporosisOsteoporosis risk factors:

  • hormone disbalance (postmenopausal women)
  • age (after 65 years of disease symptoms can count both sexes)
  • genetic and other diseases
  • lack of physical activity
  • propensity to abuse tobacco and alcohol
  • daily diet low in calcium
  • restricting access to sunlight


Bone health is critically important to the overall health and quality of life. Healthy bones provide the body with a frame that allows for mobility and for protection of injuries. Calcium supplementation is frequently recommended for supporting bone health. Recent studies showed that vitamin K2 exerts a powerful influence on bone building by octeocalcin, responsible for calcium incorporation to the bone matrix, carboxylation, and has been cited as one of the most frequently prescribed treatment for osteoporosis in Japan [9].