Bone Health Brochures

These brochures are freely available for download and use. They include easy-to-understand advice on building and maintaining strong bones at every stage of life, as well as tips on recognizing osteoporosis risk factors and minimizing the likelihood of fractures. Click on the images or links below for more information.

Building strong bones in children & adolescents

Know your risk brochure

A complete guide for osteoporosis prevention, outlining key steps you can take to ensure healthy bones and a fracture-free future.


Serve Up Bone Strength Throughout Life

Serve Up Bone Strength Throughout Life

A complete guide to the role of nutrition in osteoporosis prevention - outlines how a bone-healthy diet can help build, maintain and sustain strong bones thoughout life.


Real Men Build Their Strength From Within: A man's guide to osteoporosis prevention

World Osteoporosis Day 2015 patient brochure on men's bone health

A comprehensive guide for osteoporosis prevention in men. Although one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis, bone health is often overlooked in men. This guide contains helpful information for men at risk, as well as those who want to maintain healthy bones. 


Strong Women Make Stronger Women: Five essential strategies for bone care over 50

World Osteoporosis Day 2013 patient brochure

Fragility fractures exact a terrible toll on the quality of life of postmenopausal women worldwide. This brochure outlines the five essential strategies for bone care in women.

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Chinese (simplified)
Chinese (traditional)

Stop at One: Make your first break your last

World Osteoporosis Day 2012 patient brochure

Each year millions of mostly older adults will suffer a
devastating hip fracture caused by a simple fall. Millions more will suffer fractures of the wrist, shoulder, pelvis or spine. These fractures are no accident! It is likely that the underlying cause is osteoporosis.

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English (PDF 1.8 MB)
Arabic (PDF 7.2 MB)
Chinese (PDF 1.9 MB)
French (PDF 1.7 MB)
German (PDF 1.7 MB)
Portuguese (PDF 1.7 MB)
Spanish (PDF 1.8 MB)
Russian (PDF 5.8 MB)

Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

Glucocorticoids (for example prednisone or cortisone) are effective drugs for treating medical conditions such as asthma and arthritis, however long-term use increases the risk of osteoporosis.

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English (PDF 210 KB)
Arabic (PDF 210 KB)
Chinese (PDF 210 KB)
French (PDF 210 KB)
German (PDF 210 KB)
Italian (PDF 210 KB)
Spanish (PDF 210 KB)

Stand Tall: Speak Out for your Bones

This brochure explores why osteoporosis is a global concern and outlines how you can take charge of your bone health.

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English (PDF, 537.3 KB)
French (PDF, 529.5 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 662 KB)

Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones

Find out how good nutrition can contribute to building and maintaining strong bones at any age.

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English (PDF, 401.5 KB)
French (PDF, 357.7 KB)

Osteoporosis and You

Discover how osteoporosis affects you as you age, and what you can to do protect you bone health.

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English (PDF, 1.56 MB)
Chinese (PDF, 4.97 MB)
French (PDF, 269.3 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 2.81 MB)

Know and Reduce Your Risk

This brochure summarizes the common factors that place people at increased risk of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures.

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English (PDF, 775.6 KB)
French (PDF, 808.2 KB)
Spanish (PDF, 532.8 KB)
Arabic (PDF, 771.5 KB)
Greek (PDF, 2.33 MB)