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Latest International Osteoporosis Foundation Stories

2014-04-07 10:51:01

Study of Norwegian students finds great variation in impact on bone mineral density in boys and girls Results of a study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, showed that in boys, higher screen time was adversely associated to bone mineral density (BMD) at all sites even when adjusted for specific lifestyle factors. The skeleton grows continually from birth to the end of the teenage years, reaching peak bone mass – maximum...

2014-04-07 10:35:51

Too Fit to Fracture international multidisciplinary panel provides health professionals with guidance to ensure safe and effective physical activity for osteoporosis patients Today, experts from the Too Fit to Fracture Initiative presented the results of an international consensus process to establish exercise recommendations for people with osteoporosis, with or without spine fractures. The results were presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal...

2013-12-30 16:21:21

Fracture Liaison Service Programs are the Solution to Reducing the Two Million Bone Breaks Caused by Osteoporosis Each Year. WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) today announced a comprehensive Fracture Prevention Initiative in partnership with the National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA). Their goal is to provide a broad-based, best-practice model-of-care to reduce the nearly 80 percent post-fracture care gap. (Logo:...

2013-12-19 16:27:58

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A research study published earlier this week in a supplement of Osteoporosis International, the official journal of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation, substantiates significant increases in bone mineral density (BMD) among seniors using a new exercise system designed for osteogenic loading. This marks the first time the use of any non-pharmaceutical protocol has been shown to increase bone...

2013-12-13 13:42:22

Asian study shows patients with Colles' fracture are at higher risk than patients with osteoporosis to have a subsequent hip fracture within one year; Colles' fracture and osteoporosis together further increase the risk of hip fracture A new study presented today at the IOF Regionals 4th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Hong Kong supports widespread evidence that individuals who have suffered a fracture are at significantly increased risk of subsequent hip fractures. In fact, previous...

2013-12-12 12:16:55

Serious impact on health-care costs, early deaths, disability and need for elderly care A new report issued today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) shows that broken bones due to osteoporosis pose a major and growing health problem in the Asia-Pacific. With its rapidly ageing population, Hong Kong will be among the areas most affected in the near future. Hip fractures in particular will have a major and costly socio-economic impact. Currently, 52 million USD is spent...

2013-12-12 10:46:34

New report shows aging populations and urbanization will drive increase in osteoporosis and related fractures; health authorities must take action now to reduce future costs and disability A new report launched today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) shows that osteoporosis is a serious problem throughout the Asia Pacific, with the number of fracture sufferers to rise dramatically in the coming decades. By 2050, more than half of the world's hip fractures will occur in...

2013-12-12 08:30:20

HONG KONG, December 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report published today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) warns of a dramatic rise in osteoporosis-related fractures in the Asia-Pacific region. With a projected 230% and 144% increase in those aged over 70 years and 50 years respectively, the number of hip fractures are expected to at least double by 2050. Therefore, although populations may live longer their musculoskeletal health will be seriously...

2013-10-17 04:21:28

NYON, Switzerland, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is calling for women to take action now to protect their bone health. Broken bones due to osteoporosis often result in pain, immobility and loss of quality of life as well as early death. In women over 45 years of age, osteoporosis accounts for more days spent in hospital than many other diseases, including diabetes, heart attack or breast...

2013-10-15 13:00:50

New report highlights that high-risk individuals in the European Union are not being diagnosed and treated for osteoporosis; the cost of fragility fractures is in excess of €37 billion each year and will increase by 25 percent in 2025 A new report published today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) warns that as a result of aging populations and osteoporosis not being treated as a priority, health care providers will be faced with an avalanche of fractures and rising...