The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the leading bone health organization in the U.S., was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. The race will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018. For its inaugural team, NOF has secured five women over the age of 40 to join its Be… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Osteoporosis in the News
4 Hidden Signs Your Bones Are In Trouble »
You might think of osteoporosis as a “senior” problem, something you don’t have to worry about for years, but the time to act is now. Learn about the 4 hidden signs that show your bones are in trouble by clicking here.
NIH Research Matters: Bone Risks Linked to Genetic Variants »
The results of this large scale genomic study provide insights into the genetics underlying osteoporosis and may lead to new ways to prevent bone loss and fractures. Learn more.
Overdiagnosis of Osteoporosis: Fact or Fallacy? »
An Editorial Published in Osteoporosis International Responds to the BMJ Article Claiming an Overdiagnosis of Osteoporosis An editorial published this week in Osteoporosis International responds to the recent British Medical Journal (BMJ) article that claimed osteoporosis is overdiagnosed. The editorial, authored by Professor Juliet Compston, Chair of the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group and IOF EU… Read more »
Research Suggests a Link Between Dried Plums and Healthy Bones »
Two Studies Presented at the International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis Highlight the Positive Effects of Prunes The International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis (ISNAO) brings together the best scientific minds in bone health research and nutrition. Current research presented at the 2015 Ninth ISNAO has added to the increasing body of evidence… Read more »
NBHA Responds to BMJ “Overdiagnosis of bone fragility in the quest to prevent hip fracture” »
The National Bone Health Alliance submitted a response to the BMJ’s recent article “Too Much Medicine: Overdiagnosis of bone fragility in the quest to prevent hip fractures.” While NBHA agrees with the article’s authors that osteoporosis and the resulting fractures are a terrible problem worldwide and responsible for high morbidity, mortality and loss of independence, the organization disagrees with… Read more »
Possible Downsides of Drinking More Milk »
This article from the February issue of the Tufts Nutrition Newsletter details the recent Swedish study linking higher milk consumption with negative health outcomes and points out that the takeaway message on milk is hard to determine at this point. Despite the article’s headline, even the Swedish researchers cautioned against making sweeping dietary changes based on their findings. In the… Read more »
Finding New Health Benefits for Vitamin K »
A Special Report included in the February issue of the Tufts Nutrition Newsletter details the emerging health benefits associated with vitamin K and includes NOF’s position statement cautioning against vitamin K supplementation to prevent osteoporosis and broken bones. Read the full article.
Milk Does a Body Good? A Look at the Science »
This Associated Press article takes a look at the recent questions surrounding the benefits of milk consumption and the milk producers new social media campaign that aims to rebuild confidence in the health benefits of milk. Read the full article.
Consumer Reports on Health – Good News about Osteoporosis Meds »
The December issue of Consumer Reports on Health announces “Good News about Osteoporosis Meds.” A recent review of 294 studies completed since 2005 concluded that certain drugs to treat low bone density can reduce the risk of a spinal fracture by 40 to 60 percent in high risk women, and other fractures can be reduced by… Read more »