A new study from the Women's Health Initiative published online this week in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menoapuse Sociey, found that calcium and vitamin D supplements taken after menopause can improve women's cholesterol profiles. The study found that much of that effect is tied to raising the women's vitamin D levels.
This recent article from the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Newsletter details the results of a new study finding that following the American Heart Association's diet and lifestyle recommendations is also good for your bones. Read the full article on page two of the newsletter.
This recent article from the Tufts University's Health & Nutrition Newsletter covers the nutrients we need and the food to eat for a lifetime of healthy bones. Read the full article.
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.
NOF has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for six years as a provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME).
CECity, NBHA and NOF launch study funded by Merck and Co. to assess hospital use of proven fracture liaison service model across communities utilizing cloud-based MedConcert® platform
The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) today released updated prevalence data estimating that approximately 9 million adults in the U.S. have osteoporosis and an additional 43 million have low bone mass (indicated by T-scores between -1.0 and -2.5), placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis and broken bones. The study also includes a state-by-state breakdown of the data, revealing that California, Florida, Texas and New York currently have the highest number of individuals with osteoporosis and low bone mass.
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.
NOF will celebrate Generations of Strength at its annual fundraising luncheon on Monday, September 30, 2013. The event honors two outstanding bone health champions and will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Pierre Hotel in New York City.
NOF recently named the Honorable Shelley Berkley, former Representative from Las Vegas, NV as the newest member of its Board of Trustees. Ms. Berkley’s longstanding commitment to raising awareness for osteoporosis will greatly benefit NOF as the organization works to educate the public and healthcare professionals on the steps to prevent, manage and treat osteoporosis.