A Special Report included in the February issue of the Tufts Nutrition Newsletter details the emerging health benefits associated with vitamin K and includes NOF's position statement cautioning against vitamin K supplementation to prevent osteoporosis and broken bones.
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This article from the February issue of the Tufts Nutrition Newsletter details the recent Swedish study linking higher milk consumption with negative health outcomes, pointing out that the takeaway message on milk is hard to determine at this point given that the researchers cautioned against making sweeping dietary changes based on their findings.
This Associated Press article takes a look at the recent questions surrounding the benefits of milk consuption and the milk producers new social media campaign that aims to rebuild confidence in the health benefits of milk.
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NOF Clinical Director, Dr. Andrea Singer, is lead author of an original article on the burden of fracture on postmenopausal women published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study found bone fractures due to osteoporosis lead to more hospitalizations and greater healthcare costs than heart attack, stroke or breast cancer for U.S. women age 55 or older. It was also featured in a December 14, 2014 Reuters article.
The December issue of Consumer Reports on Health announces "Good News about Osteoporosis Meds." A recent review of 294 studies completed since 2005 concluded that certain drugs to treat low bone density can reduce the risk of a spinal fracture by 40 to 60 percent in high risk women, and other fractures can be reduced by 20 to 40 percent.
NOF President, Dr. Robert Gagel's response to a recent New York Times article regarding falls and fractures was selected for online publication. Read the full Letter to the Editor.
NOF cautions the observational research study conducted by the Department of Surgical Sciences at Uppsala University in Sweden, and published recently in The BMJ, has a number of severe limitations, as the study authors admit in the abstract.
New survey findings released by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for World Osteoporosis Day show that on average, 93 percent of nearly 1,200 adults surveyed are unaware how common osteoporotic fractures are in men. To address the issue of osteoporosis in men, NOF is teaming up with IOF to launch “Real Men Build Strength from Within,” a year long awareness campaign calling on men to embrace better bone health.
NOF and NBHA launched a new Osteoporosis Quality Improvement Registry (QIR), developed in collaboration with CECity, Inc., as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).
NOF's Clinician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis has been published online by Osteoporosis International.