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Osteoporosis

New breakthroughs

Learn more about new breakthroughs in osteoporosis management, treatment and prevention including the development of novel approaches to hip replacement therapy, bone building drugs and bone density biopsies.

World’s largest-ever bone biopsy study

The results of the world’s largest-ever bone biopsy study in postmenopausal women were presented on 24 March at the European Congress on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis in Spain.

State-of-the-art hip procedure

Long hospital stays after hip replacements may be something of the past. An operation, currently being performed in the UK, enables patients to walk a day after the procedure.

Most women unaware of risk

A new large global survey reveals that more than half of women who suffer from osteoporosis do not perceive themselves to be at a higher risk for experiencing a fracture.

Weight cycling weakens mens bones

The more frequently men slimmed down and regained weight between the ages of 25 and 50, the more likely they were to suffer a fractured forearm after age 50, a study shows.

Bone health in the spotlight

Calcium causing heart attacks? Fat women healthier than thin women? These are some of the surprising research findings presented at an osteoporosis conference.

Genetic mutations up risk - study

British researchers have identified two common genetic mutations that increase the risk of osteoporosis and related bone fractures, according to a study.

Brittle bones link to heart disease

Researchers say the likelihood that chest pain is due to obstructed coronary arteries is greater for those with low bone mineral density (BMD) than those with normal BMD.

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Healthy Bones

Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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