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Wave, November / December 2015

Osteoporosis Canada estimates that at least one in three women and one in five men will suffer a fracture because of osteoporosis during their lifetime. It also estimates that about 80 per cent of all fractures in Canadians over the age of 50 are caused by osteoporosis.

So, how much do you know about this disease, often described as the silent thief? Take our quiz to find out:

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Audra Kolesar is a registered nurse and manager with Health Links - Info Santé, the Winnipeg Health Region's telephone health information service.

The information for this column is provided by Health Links - Info Santé. It is intended to be informative and educational and is not a replacement for professional medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a health-care professional. You can access health information from a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling Health Links - Info Santé.

Call 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257.

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