Surgeon General's osteoporosis report wins wide support

November 8, 2004

Reaction from healthcare practitioners to the U.S. Surgeon General's recent report on fractures related to osteoporosis has been swift and generally supportive of the report's conclusions. The landmark report stated that, by 2020, one-half of all Americans older than 50 will be at increased risk for fractures from osteoporosis and low bone mass if greater measures aren't taken to improve overall bone health.