It costs 18 billion dollars a year to treat fractures resulting from osteoporosis, I just read. I can see how -- just in my family I know of 2 broken hips, shattered pelvis, spinal compression fractures, dislocated shoulder, ribs and a broken wrist over the years. And the relatives in question suffer from very reduced bone mass. It definitely serves as a motivation to keep taking my calcium supplements.
Published On: April 20, 2007