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IOF has prepared new slides sets and video commentaries highlighting notable new research presented at ASBMR 2016, the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. The 56 abstracts were reviewed by international experts who give their personal perspectives and highlight the clinical impact of the research presented. Read more
Due to the ageing of populations as well as increasing obesity and adverse lifestyle factors, type 2 diabetes (T2D) is reaching epidemic proportions in many parts of the world. People with diabetes have been shown to be at higher risk of fracture, with the relative risk of hip fracture up to sevenfold higher in patients with type 1 diabetes and approximately 1.3-fold higher in patients with type... Read more
Recent research has shown that bone health is compromised in people with diabetes, resulting in a significantly higher risk of fragility fracture. Read more
Intermittent parathyroid hormone treatment (iPTH) and mechanical loading through exercise have both been shown to stimulate bone formation. These osteoanabolic stimuli are partially mediated by G protein-coupled receptors. Previous studies have suggested that enhanced signalling through the Gɑq/11 pathway inhibits the bone-building actions of PTH, however the influence of enhanced Gɑq/11  pathway... Read more
A new review published by a joint scientific working group of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) finds that current evidence continues to support the potential for bone turnover markers (BTMs) to provide clinically useful information for monitoring osteoporosis treatment.1 The IFCC-IOF Working Group... Read more
Congress Highlights WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2016 Malaga
IOF's latest Congress Highlights summarize the key new research presented at the world’s largest bone, muscle and joint congress. The 23 abstracts and two symposia (150 slides) were selected and reviewed by leading international experts who give their personal perspective and highlight the clinical impact of the research presented. Themes covered include: Read more
Today, at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, an international research team presented the preliminary results of a new study which aimed to determine whether the predictive value of a past major osteoporotic fracture (MOF) for future MOF changed with time. Read more
A team of UK and Swedish researchers has released the findings of a new study which assessed the hip fracture risk of farmers in Sweden. Read more
Researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy in Mölndal, Sweden have published preliminary results of a fracture risk study, which was based on analysis of medical records from 1987 to 2002 covering the entire Swedish population born between 1902 and 1952. Read more
DO-HEALTH 4th Annual Meeting, Zurich, March 11, 2016
DO-HEALTH (Vitamin D3-Omega3-Home Exercise - Healthy Ageing and Longevity Trial)  is a seven-center European study which will seek evidence for three simple and low-cost strategies to prevent or delay chronic disease and prolong healthy life expectancy in seniors. The data will also provide insights on discrepancies in senior health across Europe, as well as information about differences between... Read more

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