Bone density, or the mineral content of bone, is measured with a device called the osteodensitometer (ODM). The test is suitable for determining if you have osteoporosis, or if you are currently developing it. Osteoporosis does not cause any pain or symptoms at an early stage and, according to certain sources, 1 million people are affected in Hungary, of whom 90% are women. Osteoporosis may cause severe complications, with an increased risk of pathological and spontaneous fractures. Risk factors include a sedentary lifestyle and a job that requires a lot of time spent sitting. Apart from this, insufficient nutrition, a diet low in protein and calcium, a lack of vitamin D and sunlight, the consumption of an unhealthy amount of alcohol, smoking, excessive coffee and soft drink consumption, and certain medications may all lead to the development of osteoporosis, even at age 25-45.