Osteoporosis patients live longer than expected

People diagnosed with osteoporosis may be living longer than previously expected, say Danish researchers.

Their analysis of registry data from almost 60,000 patients shows an average life expectancy after a diagnosis of osteoporosis at over 15 years for women under 75, as well as for men under 60.

The study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research estimates the mean life expectancy of a 50-year-old man with osteoporosis at 18.2 years, and at 7