World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis, a disease which causes bones to become weak and fragile, is the cause of broken bones in approximately one in three women and one in five men aged over 50 worldwide. Spine (or ‘vertebral’) fractures are the most common osteoporotic fractures - with one new spine fracture estimated to occur every 22 seconds worldwide. Yet although they are a major cause of pain and long-term... Read more
Released today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), a new report looking at the burden and management of fragility fractures in six European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), has highlighted the hidden, but very real, burden of fragility fractures – with the estimated associated cost at €37.5 billion per year threatening to cripple European... Read more
"Osteorus" and the Russian Association for Osteoporosis Prevention (RAOP) welcomed the World Osteoporosis Day slogan "Love your bones - Protect your future" as a guiding message for their successful World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) campaign.  Nearly 40 events were held, all shown on the IOF WOD Events Map. Events took place in Moscow, Yaroslavl, St. Petersburg, Omsk, Tomsk, Arkhangelsk, Vladivostok,... Read more
It’s invisible, and it’s dangerous. Osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak and fragile, only reveals itself when a bone breaks. In older adults that first ‘fragility fracture’ is often a broken wrist, or sudden back pain due to undetected vertebral fractures. Sadly, the first fracture is often not the last – unless treated, a cascade of more debilitating fractures can occur. Read more
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Today, on World Osteoporosis Day, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has issued the first edition of a comprehensive and scientifically referenced report on osteoporosis.The IOF Compendium of Osteoporosis will be available in five languages, is to be periodically updated, and is intended as an authoritative reference document for all key stakeholders in the field of musculoskeletal... Read more
"Osteoporosis is a condition that not only fractures the person has sustained the fracture, but also impacts on the whole family, since the disease restricts every moment that one could live with loved ones," said Dr Manuel Mirassou, member founder of the Mexican Association of Bone and Mineral Metabolism (AMMOM). Read more
 “La osteoporosis es un padecimiento que no sólo fractura los huesos de la persona que la padece, sino a todo el núcleo familiar, ya que la enfermedad restringe cada momento que se pudiera vivir con los seres queridos”, señaló el doctor Manuel Mirassou, miembro fundador de la Asociación Mexicana de Metabolismo Óseo y Mineral (AMMOM). Read more
The Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS), the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and Amgen have announced the ‘Fight the Fracture’ campaign across Asia Pacific, at the 5th Scientific Meeting of the AFOS in Kuala Lumpur.  Read more
Los hombres y las mujeres mayores de 60 años presentan mayor riesgo de osteoporosis que los adultos jóvenes. El riesgo de sufrir una fractura aumenta, de manera exponencial, con la edad, debido no solo a la disminución de la masa ósea, sino también a la tasa aumentada de caídas entre los adultos mayores. Read more

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