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.
An original article published by the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that calcium supplementation with vitamin D does not appear to increase the risk of coronary heart disease or all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women.
NOF recently named new officers and members to its Board of Trustees during its annual meeting. With their leadership skills and specialized backgrounds, the new board officers and members will greatly benefit the organization as it works to reduce the two million broken bones that occur each year due to osteoporosis.
NOF today released updated prevalence data estimating that a total of 54 million U.S. adults, representing more than one-half of the total U.S. adult population, is currently affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass. Recently published online by the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the study reveals that 10.2 million adults have osteoporosis and another 43.4 million have low bone mass.
Two million broken bones occur every year in the United States due to osteoporosis, but the majority of patients get the fracture fixed without ever realizing they have osteoporosis or low bone mass. NOF is kicking off May as National Osteoporosis Month and issuing a call to action for the public to Break Free from Osteoporosis. The awareness campaign encourages everyone to get to know their risk factors for osteoporosis and change their lifestyle to build and maintain strong bones.
NOF's annual meeting, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) 2014, taking place in New Orleans from April 23-26, has attracted world-renowned bone health leaders to lead in-depth educational sessions exploring how to reduce the two million bone breaks caused by osteoporosis each year.
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.