Every year the International Osteoporosis Foundation produces a thematic report exploring various aspects of osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Released to coincide with World Osteoporosis Day, these reports are valuable tools in the on-going effort to improve global bone. muscle and joint health.

Read key findings and download the reports in multiple languages by following the links below:

Gaps and Solutions in Bone Health - A Global Framework for Improvement

This report, which describes 10 key care gaps together with their solutions, provides a new Global Framework for tackling the impending burden of fragility fractures worldwide.

Authored: Nicholas Harvey and Eugene V. McCloskey

Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2016

Healthy Nutrition, Healthy Bones

This report highlights the role that nutrition plays in the development and maintenance of a healthy skeleton throughout the life-course.

Authored: Cyrus Cooper, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Catherine M. Gordon, René Rizzoli

Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2015

Osteoporosis in Men: Why change needs to happen

Osteoporosis in Men: Why change needs to happen

Describes the burden, causes and challenges in diagnosing osteoporosis in men. Also illustrates how bone develops and deterioriates in men.

Authored: Peter Ebeling
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2014

Bone Care for the Postmenopausal Woman

Describes the importance of bone health to women and their families, to health care professionals and systems, as well as to policymakers and their governments (2013).

Authored: Bess Dawson-Hughes, Ghada El-Hajj Fuleijan & Patricia Clark
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2013

Capture the Fracture: A global campaign to break the fragility fracture cycle

Shows examples of multidisciplinary and coordinator-based models of care that have been shown to be effective in reducing secondary fractures (2012).

Authored: Kristina Åkesson & Paul Mitchell
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2012

Three Steps to Unbreakable Bones: Vitamin D, Calcium and Exercise

Describes the three essential components of healthy bones and muscles at all ages (2011).

Authored: Heike A. Bischoff-Ferrari
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2011

The Breaking Spine

All about spinal osteoporotic fractures and their impact (2010).

Authored: Mary L. Bouxsein & Harry K. Genant
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2010

FRAX® Identifying people at high risk of fracture

Supports the understanding of FRAX® - Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (2009).

Authored: Eugene McCloskey
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2009

Stand Tall, Speak Out

Focuses on the human and socio-economic burden of osteoporosis, explaining why osteoporosis should be a healthcare priority (2008).

Authored: Juliet Compston
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2008

Beat the Break: Know and Reduce Your Osteoporosis Risk Factors

Are you at risk of osteoporosis? This report provides a concise overview of osteoporosis risk factors (2007).

Authored: Cyrus Cooper
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2007

Bone Appétit

Explores the role of food and nutrition in building and maintaining strong bones (2006).

Authored: Bess Dawson Hughes
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2006

Move it or Lose it

Shows how exercise helps to build and maintain strong bones, prevents falls and fractures and speeds rehabilitation (2005).

Authored: Helmut W. Minne
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2005

Osteoporosis in Men: The 'Silent Epidemic' Strikes Men Too

Osteoporosis in men is much more common than previously estimated. This report raises awareness of the magnitude of the problem (2004).

Authored: Ego Seeman
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2004

Quality of Life: Why prevent the first fracture?

Provides, for the first time in a popular publication, dramatic explanations of what happens after a person breaks a bone due to osteoporosis (2003).

Authored: Paul Lips
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2003

Osteoporosis in the Workplace

Reviews the economic and social burden of osteoporotic fractures among people who are still active in the workforce (2002).

Authored: World Health Organization Collaborating Center, Liege, Belgium on behalf of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2002

How diet, life styles and genetics affect bone development in young people

Explains the facts and myths of how diet, life style and genetics affects bone development in young people (2001).

Authored: Jean-Philippe Bonjour
Published: World Osteoporosis Day 2001