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man reading Osteoporosis International journal
An Editorial published this week in Osteoporosis International – an official publication of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) – responds to a recent article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ)1 that grossly misrepresented the osteoporosis burden. The Editorial which is authored by Prof. Read more
bone material properties
While there is good understanding of how bone mass, and more recently bone architecture, affects fracture risk, far less is known about the material properties of bone, or how these can impart resilience or fragility to the skeleton. This is changing thanks to the development of new state-of-the-art imaging and other technologies which now allow researchers to gain new insights into the different... Read more
Congress Highlights - WCO Milan 2015
La International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) publicó un set de recursos educativos únicos que incluye una selección de los abstracts científicos más importantes presentados durante el Congreso Mundial de Osteoporosis, Osteoartritis y Enfermedades Musculo esqueléticas IOF-ESCEO celebrado en el mes de Marzo en Milán. Read more
An International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Working Group on Skeletal Rare Diseases has published a new classification of rare genetic metabolic bone disorders (RGMBDs) according to their metabolic pathogenesis. Read more
A female doctor performing a DXA test
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease that damages the lining of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Celiac disease is triggered by consumption of the protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation the disorder affects around one in 100 people worldwide. Read more
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A new study finds that people with osteoporosis have a higher risk of developing sudden hearing loss, facing a 1.76-fold higher risk of developing sudden deafness than those who do not have the bone disease. Read more
Congress Highlights - WCO Milan 2015
Today, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has published unique educational resources highlighting key scientific abstracts presented at the IOF-ESCEO World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, in Milan, March 2015.  Read more
A new study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases reveals the high cost of first and subsequent hip fractures to the healthcare system in the UK. Read more
Hip fractures, which primarily affect the elderly, are among the most debilitating and life-threatening of osteoporotic fractures: many hip fracture patients never regain their previous level of function and as a result require long-term care. Without osteoporosis therapy the risk of further, potentially more devastating hip fractures is high. Read more
Research looking at risk of early mortality of British middle-aged women and osteoarthritis was presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases. It shows that any painful knee osteoarthritis is strongly associated with early overall and cardiovascular mortality.  Interestingly these findings are independent to most of the known risk factors... Read more

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