• Osteoporosis, or Brittle Bone Disease, affects 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men aged over 50.

  • Many factors contribute to and influence bone health. Some of these factors are probably still unknown.

  • OSPREY (OSteoPorosis Research in East Yorkshire) is a Registered Charity whose aim is to raise funds to support local research associated with the disease as well as to support the Hospital based diagnostic and treatment services.

  • The main sources of income is through generous benefactors and high quality, entertaining events.

 

  • The cost of a densitometer for spine and hip bone
    density measurement is about £70,000.

  • The most sites of Osteoporotic fracture are the
    wrist, spine and hip.

  • No single cause for osteoporosis has been identified.

  • The cost of a densitometer for spine and hip bone
    density measurement is about £70,000.