What You Can Do Right Now To Reduce Risk For Osteoporosis In The Future  
Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces bone density increases the risk for fractures, skeletal pain and other problems. Sometimes called the brittle bone disease, it mostly affects older people, especially women. Osteoporosis is surprisingly common in Australia. Over 7 million people in the country are estimated to suffer from osteoporosis or low bone density. The disease is inherited to a certain degree.