A study presented today at the European Congress on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis currently taking place in Valencia, Spain has found that the initial quality of life loss following an osteoporotic fracture is substantial, especially with regard to hip and vertebral fractures. The study found differences in quality of life loss between countries after correcting for other explanatory variables. Read more
Vertebral fractures are the most common osteoporotic fractures. People with osteoporotic vertebral fragility fractures (VFFs) are at increased risk of future fractures, including potentially devastating and life-threatening hip fractures. Hip fractures are very costly to the healthcare system, and in the UK account for at least £1,1 billion in hospital costs alone. Read more
Sarcopenia is an age-related syndrome which is characterised by progressive and generalised loss of muscle mass and strength. How prevalent is sarcopenia?  As there is a lack of consensus in the operational definition used to characterized the disorder, estimates vary widely in different clinical settings, and depending on the definition used. > Download paper Read more
The new Congress Highlights slide sets and videos provide a concise summary of selected research presented at the 2017 World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Research in Florence (WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2017). We invite you to download easy-to-read slide sets summarizing key scientific abstracts presented in Florence. Read more
Los Congress Highlights proporcionan un resumen conciso de investigación seleccionada y presentada en el Congreso Mundial 2017 sobre osteoporosis, osteoartritis e investigación musculo esquelética celebrado en Florencia (WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2017).  Le invitamos a descargar el set de diapositivas que resume los abstracts científicos claves presentados en Florencia. Read more
Globally, there is concern that low calcium intake is adversely affecting bone health in many populations around the world. To better understand the current status of calcium intake IOF has commissioned a systematic review of the evidence for average calcium intake by country. Read more
A nivel mundial, existe la preocupación de que la baja ingesta de calcio está afectando negativamente la salud ósea en muchas poblaciones de todo el mundo. Para entender mejor el estado actual de la ingesta de calcio, el IOF ha solicitado una revisión sistemática de la evidencia de la ingesta promedio de calcio por país. Read more
Although progressive muscle loss is a natural part of ageing, sarcopenia is generally identified when muscle mass and muscle function falls below defined thresholds. Sarcopenia’s impact can be enormous as it affects mobility, balance, risk of falls and fractures, and overall ability to perform tasks of daily living. Given the ageing of populations worldwide, public health and clinical... Read more
Partners, coordinators, and key investigators for DO-HEALTH, Europe’s largest healthy ageing trial, met at the University of Zurich on February 17th for the 5th Annual DO-HEALTH Meeting. The participants discussed the trial’s progress, presented selected preliminary data, and reviewed next steps. Read more
Las fracturas de cadera son el tipo más severo de fractura en pacientes osteoporóticos y presentan una gran preocupación. En general, conducen a discapacidad física a largo plazo, disminuyen la capacidad para llevar a cabo las actividades diarias y vivir independientemente, reducen la calidad de vida y están asociadas a muerte prematura. En el mundo occidental, el riesgo de fracturas de cadera en... Read more


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