In the Netherlands, some 400,000 women at high risk of fracture remain untreated for osteoporosis

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An estimated 100,000 to 120,000 fragility fractures occur annually in the Netherlands, the equivalent of at least 11 broken bones per hour. The cause is osteoporosis, a disease in which the skeleton becomes weak and fragile, leading to potentially devastating fractures that result in disability, loss of independence and premature death for some sufferers.

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