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People with diabetes are at increased risk of osteoporosis and fractures – bone health assessment is important. Read more
People with this disorder should have a bone health assessment as they are at higher risk of bone loss.   Read more
Longer term glucocorticoid-use damages bone health. It is vital that patients be assessed and managed for bone loss. Read more
Lack of adherence: a global issue Read more
Osteoporosis is a chronic bone disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to increased risk of broken bones, also known as fragility fractures. It is often called a ‘silent disease’ because there are no symptoms or pain until a fracture occurs. Find out about: Read more
WOD 2015 nutrition fact sheet
A concise breakdown of how to build strong bones throughout life. Read more
Addresses the myths surrounding dairy products and their benefits to bone health. Read more
Due to the ageing of the populations and increasing sedentary and urban lifestyles in many Asian countries, it is projected that by 2050 more than half of the world's hip fractures will occur in Asia.  Read more
Osteoporosis is one of the most common chronic diseases. It causes a person’s bones to become more porous and fragile, greatly increasing their risk of suffering a fracture. Sufferers of these serious yet largely preventable injuries often experience severe pain, long-term disability and even early death. The burden to health systems, economies and society is also huge – and on the increase. Read more
FRAX is a simple calculation tool that integrates clinical information in a quantitative manner to predict the 10-year probability of major osteoporotic fracture for both women and men in different countries. Developed at the Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, University of Sheffield, UK, the tool assists primary health-care providers to better target people in need of intervention, improving... Read more


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