Health Research Groups
Bone Disease in Canada
Millions of Canadians, mostly elderly, are afflicted by osteoporosis, arthritis, and other disease the bones and joints that cause pain, disability, and death. These diseases already cost Canadians more than $5 billion per year in direct (health care) and indirect (lost productivity) costs.
Our population is aging and it is predicted that Canada will spend up to $20 billion annually treating osteoporotic fractures alone. Every Canadian family will be affected by the personal and economic impacts of these diseases.