Every year, October 20 is held as a World Osteoporosis Day. The World Health Organization set this date in 1997, with the goal of raising global public awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases.
Osteoporosis is a disease that is characterized by a decrease in bone density in humans. The result of this disease, as a rule, gradually developing and progressing over time, are frequent fractures of the limbs and spine.
Many educational and sports events, educational congresses and seminars, as well as those aimed at sharing experience in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, are held annually on October 20 in many countries of the world. And each year, the activities of the day are devoted to a specific topic.