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Osteoporosis: Males

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve treatment of men who (a) have osteoporosis and (b) are at high risk of fragility fractures. (280173)

The forthcoming prevention package for older people will include a focus on best practice for commissioning falls prevention and care for people with fractures and will support local national health service and social care organisations to improve services for falls, fractures and osteoporosis. We will continue to review the evidence and opportunity for improved services in this area.

A healthy lifestyle, including weight bearing exercise and following a healthy diet, is a key element of managing osteoporosis. The society-wide movement, Change 4 Life, will help people become healthier by improving diets and levels of activity.