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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
Below is the international press release issued by the University of Zürich at http://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2017/DO-HEALTH.html Read more
La diabetes es un problema de salud cada vez más preocupante. Investigaciones recientes han demostrado que la salud ósea de las personas con diabetes se ve comprometida, lo que resulta en un riesgo significativamente mayor de fractura por fragilidad. Read more
The 41 abstracts were selected and reviewed by international experts. The slide sets are enhanced by video commentaries from selected reviewers. > DOWNLOAD THE SLIDE SET AND VIEW VIDEOS Key themes include: Read more
Los 41 resúmenes fueron seleccionados y revisados por expertos internacionales. Además, a los conjuntos de diapositivas se suman comentarios en video de revisores seleccionados. > DESCARGA EL CONJUNTO DE DIAPOSITIVAS Y VE LOS VIDEOS Los temas incluyen: Read more
A new study led by an International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) research committee has found that daily average calcium intake among adults varies widely around the world. Critically low intake was found in certain Asian, African and Latin American countries – while studies showed nearly double the intake in many European countries and in the USA. Read more
Un nuevo estudio dirigido por un comité de investigación de la Fundación Internacional de Osteoporosis (IOF, por sus siglas en inglés) ha descubierto que la ingesta diaria media de calcio entre los adultos varía ampliamente en todo el mundo. Read more
From October 4-6, Ghent University, Belgium will host a two-day kick-off meeting for the PoCOsteo project, a new European initiative to target early-stage osteoporosis detection. The project is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Industrial leadership in nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing and processing (H2020-NMBP). 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

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