What: The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is hosting its annual Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life: A Free Consumer Forum as the kickoff event to the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO13). The event will include an interactive panel discussion with nationally recognized bone health experts to address attendee questions on calcium, vitamin D, nutrition, exercise, osteoporosis treatment and more.
Who: Chicago area osteoporosis patients, caregivers and anyone interested in bone health are invited to hear directly from the diverse team of world-class experts gathering for NOF’s annual meeting, including:
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Union League Club of Chicago
Main Dining Room
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
Why: In the U.S. today, one in two women and up to one in four men will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis. For women, this incidence is greater than that of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. As the source of strength for the 44 million Americans at-risk or suffering from osteoporosis, NOF hosts consumer events across the country to arm patients, caregivers and consumers with the information they need to take action to prevent or better manage the disease.
Contact: Valerie Patmintra, NOF at 202-320-6388 or Valerie.Patmintra@nof.org
About the National Osteoporosis Foundation
Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research.
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In response to a recently published article in The Lancet referencing a large meta-analysis suggesting that taking vitamin D supplements does not improve bone mineral density in healthy adults, NOF encourages individuals to consult with their healthcare providers before discontinuing use of their vitamin D supplements as it remains essential in helping bones absorb calcium and phosphorous.