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.
NOF welcomes Taylor C. Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN, as its Senior Director of Science Policy and Government Relations. With his extensive scientific and regulatory experience in food science and nutrition, Dr. Wallace will drive NOF’s focus on health and nutrition as key components of osteoporosis prevention.
With recent research showing the potassium and magnesium found in some fruits and vegetables neutralize the acid created by digestion and metabolism to help deter or slow bone loss, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is hosting a free, educational event in Boston to explore emerging research on the benefits of fruits and vegetables for bone health.
NOF is excited to see another positive calcium study with a large sample size and promising results. A new study to be published in the July 2103 isue of The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found taking calcium supplements of up to 1,000 mg per day may help women live longer.
In honor of National Osteoporosis Month and National Women’s Health Week (http://womenshealth.gov/nwhw), a week-long health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health promoting women's health and its importance, the National Osteoporosis Foundation launched Break Free from Osteoporosis, a new national awareness campaign encouraging the 57 million Americans currently with and at-risk of osteoporosis to learn their risk factors for the disease and make lifestyle changes to build strong bones for life.
In response to new prevalence data showing approximately 57 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass, we kicked off a new national awareness campaign to celebrate May as National Osteoporosis Month. Break Free from Osteoporosis encourages the public to get to know their risk factors for osteoporosis and change their lifestyle to build and maintain strong bones.