Calcium and vitamin D are essential to building strong, dense bones when you're young and to keeping them strong and healthy as you age. Scientific evidence supports the role of calcium and vitamin D for maintenance of healthy bones at all ages.
This recent article from Today's Geriatric News highlights research presented at the American Geriatric Society's annual meeting that found men are far less likely than women to take preventive measures against osteoporosis or to be screened for the disease and includes information from NOF and quotes by NOF Clinical Director, Dr. Andrea Singer.
An editorial published this week in Osteoporosis International responds to the recent British Medical Journal (BMJ) article that claimed osteoporosis is overdiagnosed. The editorial, authored by Professor Juliet Compston, Chair of the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group and IOF EU Osteoporosis Consultation Panel, argues that the article's authors used a selective and misleading presentation of published evidence to grossly misrepresent the burden of osteoporosis.
In the following article, Dr. Taylor Wallace, NOF's senior director of science policy and government relations, weighs in on recent studies about tea consumption and bone health.
The International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis (ISNAO) brings together the best scientific minds in bone health research and nutrition. Current research presented at the 2015 Ninth ISNAO has added to the increasing body of evidence that suggests dried plums (prunes) help to support healthy bones and may even promote attainment of peak bone mass.
NOF is seeking candidates to serve as the North American Editor-in-Chief of Osteoporosis International for a 5-year term beginning in late 2015. Osteoporosis International is an international multi-disciplinary journal and a joint initiative of NOF and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).
The National Bone Health Alliance submitted a response to the BMJ's recent article "Too Much Medicine: Overdiagnosis of bone fragility in the quest to prevent hip fractures."
ISO15, NOF's annual meeting, taking place in Washington, DC from May 19-22, has attracted the world’s leading bone health experts to present the latest clinically-relevant and evidence-based information on the prevention, diagnosis and prevention of osteoporosis.
NOF is kicking off National Osteoporosis Month today and issuing a call to action to Break Free from Osteoporosis. As part of the awareness and educational initiative, NOF is offering free resources and a webinar to help raise awareness and encourage people to get to know their risk factors for osteoporosis and make the lifestyle changes needed to protect against broken bones.
NOF announced Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Scientific Officer of The National Quality Forum, as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO15). Dr. Burstin will deliver the keynote address, “Opportunities for Performance Improvement in Osteoporosis and Post-Fracture Patient Management,” to open NOF’s annual meeting on Wednesday, May 20 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.