World Osteoporosis Day

On October 15, 2014, an audience of distinguished women and men who represent virtually all sectors of interested parties gathered together to discuss the problem of osteoporosis in Armenia. This is the Third Roundtable on Osteoporosis to be held in Armenia following two previous Roundtables held in 2011 and 2013. The Roundtable was honored to have Rita Sargsyan, wife of President Sargsyan,... Read more
WOD 2014 European Launch
A new survey carried out among 1000 Belgian adults finds that the burden of osteoporosis in men is vastly underestimated and the disease all too frequently neglected by both men and their doctors. Read more
Pope Francis receives WOD14 thematic report
Today, Pope Francis gave a major boost to this year’s World Osteoporosis Day campaign, focused on raising awareness of the massive disease burden in men. Prof. John A. Read more
osteoporosis in men
Alarming new data published today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), shows that one-third of all hip fractures worldwide occur in men, with mortality rates as high as 37% in the first year following fracture. This makes men twice as likely as women to die after a hip fracture. Read more
WOD 2013 event in Cordoba, Argentina
People from around the world will be celebrating World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) on October 20, which is dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. This year the campaign focuses on raising awareness of osteoporosis in men. Read more
Cada 4 años, esperamos ansiosos que nuestro país clasifique para ganar la Copa del Mundo. Tenemos favoritos y nos emocionamos con cada gol que nos acerca más a la final. Pero, jugar al fútbol con regularidad, seas joven o mayor, ya es una victoria para la salud ósea.  Read more
Whether you’re young or old, playing football regularly is a win for bone and muscle health. Football (soccer) involves intense high-impact bursts of running, jumping and intricate footwork. It’s not just a great aerobic workout, it also helps strengthen bones and muscles while improving balance to minimize the risk of falls and fractures. Read more
World Osteoporosis Day 2014 campaign
IOF has officially launched its annual World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) Campaign, the single most far-reaching global call to action in the bone, muscle and joint field. Read more
Osteoporosis is often considered a ‘woman’s disease’, although one in five men over the age of 50 years will break a bone due to osteoporosis. As a result of this misconception, millions of men worldwide remain unaware of their personal risk for osteoporosis and debilitating fractures. Read more
IOF woman of steel Jossyphine Muthoni
Ms. Jossyphine Muthoni is a young Kenyan woman from a humble family, now aged about 26 years. She has volunteered her time to work with the Kenya Osteoporosis Prevention and Age Concern (OPAC), despite the organization undergoing hard financial times. She took time to understand the effects of Osteoporosis, especially among the elderly in Kenya. Read more


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