TWO world-renowned experts will be in Winchester to mark the city's National Osteoporosis Support Group's 10th anniversary.

Professor Cyrus Cooper of the University of Southampton, and Professor Susan Lanham-New of the University of Surrey, will speak at a free health event in March.

It will be chaired by Dr Annie Cooper, consultant rheumatologist at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

The society's South West regional manager, Maureen Morrison, said: “I am delighted that the Winchester Support group is able to celebrate their 10th Anniversary in such a positive and constructive way. This is a marvellous opportunity for people to learn more about how they can keep their bones healthy through diet and beneficial lifestyle changes.”

In the UK, one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone, generally as a result of poor bone health.

There are currently thought to be about three million people with osteoporosis in Britain and the National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures.

The event will be held on Tuesday, March 12 from 7pm until 9.30pm at The Malory Suite, Winchester Hotel and Spa on Worthy Lane.