NOF is excited to see another positive calcium study with a large sample size and promising results. A new study to be published in the July 2103 isue of The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found taking calcium supplements of up to 1,000 mg per day may help women live longer.
In honor of National Osteoporosis Month and National Women’s Health Week (http://womenshealth.gov/nwhw), a week-long health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health promoting women's health and its importance, the National Osteoporosis Foundation launched Break Free from Osteoporosis, a new national awareness campaign encouraging the 57 million Americans currently with and at-risk of osteoporosis to learn their risk factors for the disease and make lifestyle changes to build strong bones for life.
In response to new prevalence data showing approximately 57 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass, we kicked off a new national awareness campaign to celebrate May as National Osteoporosis Month. Break Free from Osteoporosis encourages the public to get to know their risk factors for osteoporosis and change their lifestyle to build and maintain strong bones.
Diet and exercise play critical roles in building and maintaining good bone health for people at every life stage – from infancy through adulthood. In honor of National Osteoporosis Month this May, NOF partnered with some of America’s best chefs to create recipes that are good for your bones.
NOF's new prevalence data estimates that approximately 9 million adults in the U.S. have osteoporosis and more than 48 million have low bone mass (indicated by T-scores between -1.0 and -2.5), placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis and broken bones. The study “The 2010 Burden of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass among Residents of the U.S. Age 50 and Older” was presented at NOF’s annual meeting, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis 2013, held in Chicago from Apil 18-21.
What: The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is hosting its annual Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life: A Free Consumer Forum as the kickoff event to the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO13). The event will include an interactive panel discussion with nationally recognized bone health experts to address attendee questions on calcium, vitamin D, nutrition, exercise, osteoporosis treatment and more.
Last week, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Panel voted that the risks of calcitonin salmon outweigh the benefits for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. The panel joined health authorities around the world in reviewing the drug’s safety after two recent studies showed slightly higher rates of cancer among patients taking calcitonin. The panel voted against continued use of the drug by a narrow majority, pointing out that it has not been found very effective in preventing bone fractures.
In today's Washington Post article "Calcium and Vitamin D findings show that caring for your bones can be compilicated," NOF's senior clinical director, Dr. Felicia Cosman helps clear up some of the confusion around the recent and conflicting research on calcium and vitamin D. She says: "It’s confusing, even for doctors. But there’s a common thread: None of the heart or kidney risks were associated with calcium from food."
CIRCA, the leading international buyer of fine jewelry, diamonds and watches, announced a new partnership with NOF at a Generations of Strength luncheon at the Friars Club in New York City on February 26. To kick-off the partnership, CIRCA’s Acting CEO Mary L. Forté presented NOF Executive Director and CEO Amy Porter with a check for $25,000, to support NOF’s mission.
In response to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) recommendation stating that there is insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of calcium and vitamin D supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) reminds the public that both nutrients are an important part of bone health management.