Group urges women to talk with their daughters about osteoporosis risk
Despite the fact that osteoporosis is highly heritable, new survey results from the National Osteoporosis Foundation indicate that few mothers talk with their daughters about the condition.
Despite the fact that osteoporosis is highly heritable, new survey results from the National Osteoporosis Foundation indicate that few mothers talk with their daughters about the condition. This may leave individuals less likely to speak with their doctor about whether or not they could benefit from a prescription to buy Fosamax.
The survey revealed that despite the fact that 80 percent of mothers report talking to their daughters about family health histories, few talk about broken bones or osteoporosis. Ninety four percent said they were not concerned about the condition. The organization is urging mothers to speak with their daughters about osteoporosis risk factors.
"By establishing an ongoing dialogue with those you care for and those who may one day care for you, women can educate one another on their risks for serious diseases like osteoporosis and share critical prevention and treatment," said Gail Sheehy, the organization's National Honorary Committee Chair for Generations of Strength.
The organization added that 50 percent of women over age 50 will experience a broken bone and that osteoporosis affects more women than all types of cancer combined.