Journalist and campaigner Mariella Frostrup joins as an ROS Ambassador

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23 Feb 2024

Campaigner, presenter and journalist Mariella Frostrup has announced that she has become an ROS Ambassador in a recent Sunday Express interview.

Our Ambassadors generously give up their time to help us raise awareness of osteoporosis, as we aim to end the harmful stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding the condition. Raising the profile of bone health also helps to encourage more people to check their osteoporosis risk.

Mariella decided to become an ROS Ambassador after health checks revealed that she was likely to develop the condition herself.

She is a strong advocate of women’s health education, with her acclaimed BBC programme ‘The Truth about the Menopause’ examining the myths and misinformation surrounding the topic. Her book, ‘Cracking the Menopause’, was published in 2022.

Both men and women have osteoporosis, but women can be more likely to develop the condition, especially around the time of the menopause, because decreasing oestrogen levels reduce bone strength. As co-founder of campaign group Menopause Mandate, Mariella speaks widely about the importance of menopause education.

Mariella is also an accomplished broadcaster and journalist. She currently hosts a daily show on Times Radio and previously interviewed our Chief Executive, Craig Jones, about osteoporosis risk fractures and fracture prevention.

On becoming an ROS Ambassador, Mariella said:

“Education around osteoporosis is essential. The majority of women who go through the perimenopause don’t receive information about the condition, and so are unaware of their risk.

“I’m looking forward to contributing to the vital work of the ROS by becoming an Ambassador for the charity, helping more people to become proactive about their bone health.”

 Craig Jones, Chief Executive at the ROS, said:

“We’re delighted to have Mariella on board as one of our new ROS Ambassadors.

"Osteoporosis and broken bones are often wrongly thought to be an inevitable part of getting older, particularly amongst women. This is an ageist, sexist stereotype we need to dispel. Having Mariella’s support will be a huge asset as we get the empowering truth out there: while bone health risk does rise during the menopause, osteoporosis is treatable and fractures are preventable, provided people get an early diagnosis.”

The article was published as part of the Better Bones campaign with the Sunday Express. Read more about the campaign here.

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