Epidemiology

This new grant, valued at 40 000 Swiss Francs (CHF), is provided by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) with the generous support of Fonterra Brands. It was established to recognize and provide support for an observational, epidemiological study (including a post-doctoral study), to measure the impact of nutrition, exercise or other lifestyle factors on population bone health. ... Read more
Due to its prevalence worldwide, osteoporosis is considered a serious public health concern. Currently it is estimated that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from this disease1. Approximately 30% of all postmenopausal women have osteoporosis in the United States and in Europe. At least 40% of these women2 and 15-30% of men3 will sustain one or more fragility fractures in their remaining... Read more
1. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone density and quality are reduced. As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fractures greatly increases. Bone loss occurs "silently" and progressively – often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs. For these reasons, osteoporosis is often referred to as the "silent epidemic". Read more about osteoporosis. Read more
Why should you be concerned about osteoporosis? Fractures due to osteoporosis have a serious impact on a person’s health, happiness and quality of life. They can result in chronic pain, long-term disability and death. We cannot afford to ignore the problem. At least one in three women and one in five men over the age of fifty around the world will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. Read more
Osteoporosis in the Workplace: The social, economic and human costs of osteoporosis on employees, employers and governments Read more
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