In the United States, almost 50 percent of the women aged between 45 and 70 are victims from some form of osteoporosis. "Porous bones" is what it really means, and is such a common disorder that we have come to associate the main symptoms with being the usual signs of aging. These symptoms include easily broken bones, stooped posture, back pain, frailty, and what is called a dowager's hump.Osteoporosis is actually a disorder that results from bad diet and lifestyle choices. Many studies have shown that cultures that practice healthier lifestyles than Americans tend to have much rarer cases of the disorder. Healthy bones must be built in the prime years of childhood, adolescence, and the volatile years of early adulthood.