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Free Lecture on Osteoporosis and Bone Health

New Britain [February 19 2007] - The Joslin Diabetes Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s New Britain campus will present its free monthly community lecture on Thursday, March 8, 2007 on “Osteoporosis and Bone Health.”
Dr. Latha Dulipsingh, Medical Director, Bone Health, at the Joslin Diabetes Center affiliate, will present this lecture, which will include the latest scientific information on prevention and treatment of low bone mass, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, how to keep your bones healthy, and tips on eating and exercising for bone health.
Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures, especially of the hip, spine and wrist, although any bone can be affected.
According the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 10 million individuals in the U.S. are estimated to already have the osteoporosis and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Women are at highest risk and account for about 80 percent of all those affected. Anyone over the age of 50 is also at increased risk, but osteoporosis can affect people of all ages, genders, and ethnic groups.
Please join us to learn more osteoporosis and bone health. The March 8 lecture is free and presented in the cafeteria of the Hospital’s New Britain General campus. Start time is 6:30 p.m. For more information and to reserve a seat, please call 1-860-224-5672.

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