20 October 2023
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University of Galway research reveals half a million people in Ireland live with osteoporosis
Research lead by the University of Galway has revealed that up to half a million people in Ireland live with osteoporosis
The international research team is highlighting the scale of both the patient and economic burden of what’s described as a silent health crisis
The study also found the number of osteoporosis-related deaths in Ireland is similar to, or greater than, the number of COVID-19 related deaths
The research, which incorporates 20 years of data, is being released to coincide with World Osteoporosis Day today (20/10)
Professor of Medicine at the university, John Carey, says osteoporosis can affect people of all ages:
The University of Galway will host an information evening later today to mark World Osteoporosis Day.
The event is free to attend and will give people a chance to ask experts osteoporosis related questions.
It begins at 6 in the human biology building.