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Winner of Pierre Delmas Prize announced at World Congress on Osteoporosis 2010
The prestigious Pierre Delmas Prize: An ESCEO-IOF/Servier Achievement Award was awarded today to Professor Pierre Jean Meunier, Professor Emeritus at the Claude Bernard University of Lyon, France. (2010-05-05)

Gender-specific reference levels are needed to identify men at risk of osteoporotic fracture, says University Of Pittsburgh researcher
Just as measures of heart disease in women for years were based on the male cardiovascular model, today doctors must use female-based measures to diagnose osteoporosis in men. Jane Cauley, Dr. P.H., at the University of Pittsburgh, says that using these reference values can miss many osteoporosis cases among men. (2000-09-22)

No bones about it: Eating dried plums helps prevent fractures and osteoporosis
When it comes to improving bone health in postmenopausal women -- and people of all ages, actually -- a Florida State University researcher has found a simple, proactive solution to help prevent fractures and osteoporosis: eating dried plums. (2011-08-17)

IOF position paper reveals enormous variation in worldwide usage of FRAX
Doctors worldwide now use tools such as FRAX, a widely available online calculator, to help identify patients in need of osteoporosis treatment. A new position paper by the IOF Epidemiology and Quality of Life Working Group has assessed the uptake of FRAX worldwide. The study concludes that there were approximately 2.3 million FRAX calculations during a one-year period beginning in May 2012, with enormous variation in worldwide usage. (2014-01-27)

Heart and bone damage from low vitamin D tied to declines in sex hormones
Researchers at Johns Hopkins are reporting what is believed to be the first conclusive evidence in men that the long-term ill effects of vitamin D deficiency are amplified by lower levels of the key sex hormone estrogen, but not testosterone. (2009-11-15)

BMPs and bone loss: Get it through your noggin
A study in the September 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, by Etsuko Abe and colleagues at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York has revealed that the balance between the expression of the bone-building protein BMP, and the BMP inhibitor noggin, plays a crucial role in regulating bone formation and loss. The study suggests that recombinant BMP, recently approved by the FDA, may prove useful in reversing age-related bone loss. (2003-09-15)

Exercise may reverse age-related bone loss in middle-aged men
University of Missouri researchers have found that certain types of weight-lifting and jumping exercises, when completed for at least six months, improve bone density in active, healthy, middle-aged men with low bone mass. These exercises may help prevent osteoporosis by facilitating bone growth, according to the study published in Bone. (2015-07-14)

Major bone, muscle and joint congress to include focus on sarcopenia and frailty
Clinicians, researchers and leading musculoskeletal diseases experts from more than 60 countries will attend the much anticipated 2016 World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, to be held from April 14-17, 2016 in Malaga, Spain. (2015-11-23)

IOF Committee of National Societies Medal awarded to Dr. Elias Hanna Saba
Dr. Elias Hanna Saba, Chief Executive Director of the Palestinian Osteoporosis Prevention Society, was awarded the International Osteoporosis Foundation's Committee of National Societies Medal during the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases. (2016-04-17)

Is painful knee and hand osteoarthritis in women associated with excess mortality?
UK researchers present a study that compares mortality rates of women with painful knee and hand osteoarthritis with the mortality of unaffected women from the same community; demonstrates higher risk of early death in the group with painful knee osteoarthritis. (2015-03-27)

Study: Men who do load-bearing exercise in early 20s may be shielded from osteoporosis
Young men who play volleyball, basketball or other load-bearing sports for four hours a week or more increase bone mass and might gain protection from developing osteoporosis later in life, according to a new study in the May issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. (2012-05-04)

Getting down to specifics: Blocking one RANK function inhibits bone loss
A new report describes the development of a cell-permeable inhibitor that specifically blocks the contribution of the protein RANK to the formation and function of the cells responsible for breaking down bone. Importantly, this drug protected against bone loss in two mouse models of diseases associated with bone destruction, leading to the suggestion that this approach might be beneficial to individuals with diseases such as osteoporosis. (2009-03-02)

If screening shows osteoporosis, many women may not tell their physician or begin treatment
Osteoporosis, a disease of bone-thinning that puts women at risk of serious fractures, is underdiagnosed and undertreated, a study by University at Buffalo researchers has found. Nearly half of 836 women studied who underwent screening for osteoporosis for the first-time were found to have undiagnosed disease, follow-up a year later revealed that half of those diagnosed with osteoporosis did not begin treatment and a quarter failed to discuss the screening results with their physician. (2002-06-20)

Benefits of osteoporosis treatments outweigh possible risk of rare femoral fractures
The occurrence of an unusual type of fracture of the femur, or the thigh bone, is very low in patients with osteoporosis, including those treated with the drug family known as bisphosphonates, according to a new study led by a team of UCSF epidemiologists. (2010-03-24)

Down in the mouth?
A woman's mouth has a lot to say, even when it's not talking. Things that alter a woman's body such as prescription medications to help prevent diseases, diabetes, or a vitamin deficiency, can affect a woman's oral health, according to John Svirsky, D.D.S., M.E.D., who will lead a discussion titled (2007-06-25)

Scientists and NASA astronauts developing near real-time osteoporosis and bone cancer test
A test in development offers the possibility of near real time monitoring of bone diseases, such as osteoporosis and multiple myeloma. The test, which measures changes in calcium isotope ratios, uses techniques from geochemistry, and has been validated on blood samples from NASA space shuttle astronauts. (2015-08-17)

Teen smoking decreases bone accumulation in girls, may increase osteoporosis risk
Teenage girls who smoke accumulate less bone during a critical growth period and carry a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life, according to new research in the Journal of Adolescent Health. In a study published Dec. 4, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report the data can be useful for developing strategies to help prevent osteoporosis (a disease where bones lose mineral density and become brittle) and bone fractures. (2012-12-04)

Long term use of oral bisphosphonates may double risk of esophageal cancer
People who take oral bisphosphonates for bone disease over five years may be doubling their risk of developing esophageal cancer (cancer of the gullet), according to a new study published on bmj.com today. (2010-09-02)

Key regulator of bone cells linked to osteoporosis
Scientists at the Yale School of Medicine identified a molecule in osteoclasts, IRAK-M, that is a key regulator of the loss of bone mass. (2005-04-05)

American Academy of Periodontology's 86th annual meeting
Major advances have been made in understanding the etiology of periodontal disease and its impact on overall health in recent years. The newest findings will be presented at the American Academy of Periodontology's 86th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, September 17-20. Leading researchers in the field of periodontics will present new findings on topics such as periodontal medicine, cosmetic periodontal surgery, implants and non-surgical therapies to thousands of dental practitioners. (2000-06-28)

Follicle-stimulating hormone may affect bone loss in menopausal women
New research suggests that hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone may be involved in decreasing bone mineral density during menopause. (2010-04-25)

Gluten-free diet reduces bone problems in children with celiac disease
Celiac disease (CD) is an inherited intestinal disorder characterized by life-long intolerance to the ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Although CD can be diagnosed at any age, it commonly occurs during early childhood. Reduced bone mineral density is often found in individuals with CD. A new article in the journal Nutrition Reviews examines the literature on the topic and reveals that a gluten-free diet can affect children's recovery. (2009-10-08)

Synthetic steroid increases risk of recurrence in breast cancer survivors
Tibolone -- a synthetic steroid used to treat menopausal symptoms and to prevent osteoporosis -- significantly increases the risk of recurrence for breast cancer patients, according to findings published online first and in the February issue of The Lancet Oncology. (2009-02-17)

Southampton research shows early bone growth linked to bone density in later life
Researchers from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with a research group in Delhi, India, have shown that growth in early childhood can affect bone density in adult life, which could lead to an increased risk of developing bone diseases like osteoporosis. (2012-02-02)

Professor Cyrus Cooper awarded the Heberden Medal of the British Society for Rheumatology
Professor Cyrus Cooper, Professor of Rheumatology and Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, has been awarded the Heberden Medal of the British Society for Rheumatology. The award recognizes his outstanding research on the epidemiology, pathophysiology and prevention of osteoporosis. (2011-05-12)

Men told to watch their step -- consequences of the failure to treat osteoporosis
Garvan scientists say that men need to realize osteoporosis is not just a disease of elderly women and that once men over the age of 60 have had a fracture, around one in three will have broken another bone within just a few years. (2007-01-23)

Value of drugs for pre-osteoporosis exaggerated
A series of recent scientific publications have exaggerated the benefits and underplayed the harms of drugs to treat pre-osteoporosis or (2008-01-17)

New study shows Actonel almost halves the risk of hip fractures compared to alendronate
Data published today from a retrospective study of over 33,000 postmenopausal women showed that among patients newly prescribed one of the two most popular osteoporosis treatments, patients taking Actonel (risedronate sodium) were approximately half as likely to sustain a hip fracture as those taking alendronate in the first year of treatment. These results were published today in the peer-reviewed journal Osteoporosis International. (2006-11-17)

Herbert A. Fleisch ESCEO-IOF Medal awarded to Dr. Helena Johansson
Dr Helena Johansson, a leading statistician in the field of osteoporosis, has been awarded the prestigious Herbert A. Fleisch ESCEO-IOF Medal during the opening ceremony of the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Florence, Italy. (2017-03-23)

New health-economic model shows benefits of boosting dietary calcium intake
European researchers have published a study which analyses the health economics of increased dairy foods and related reduction in risk of osteoporotic fractures in the population aged over 50. The study was based on a new analytical model that links nutrition and fracture risk, and health economics. It was based on data from the Netherlands, France and Sweden, countries which have varying levels of dairy product intake in the population. (2012-11-13)

Surgeon General's report underscores the importance of new thinking on bone health
Mission Pharmacal will do its part to help encourage action against osteoporosis, the preventable disease that today's Surgeon General's Report--Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General (2004-10-14)

Vertebroplasty for patients with osteoporosis provides effective pain relief
Patient selection is key for vertebroplasty -- a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists in individuals with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that fail to respond to conventional medical therapy -- to be effective and successful, according to a study of more than 1,500 persons who were followed over seven years. Additionally, collaboration between an interventional radiologist and other medical experts in treating a patient is imperative, say researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 35th Annual Scientific Meeting in Tampa, Fla. (2010-03-15)

Wake Forest Study To Look At Quality of Life In Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors
As the number of long-term survivors of cancer continues to grow, the medical community is becoming more concerned about issues of survivorship and quality of life and a new study will examine these issues. (1998-10-12)

World's largest meeting dedicated to osteoporosis and osteoarthritis opens in Rome
The world's largest congress dedicated to the epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis has opened today in Rome, Italy with 4,500 delegates. The European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis, which continues until April 20th at the Rome Cavalieri, is jointly organized by the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis and the International Osteoporosis Foundation. (2013-04-17)

Quality of life reduced in hospitalized vertebral fracture patients
Study results support the previously observed large decrease in quality of life that occurs as a result of vertebral fractures, from other studies. The reasons for this need further exploration, however the authors believe that the existence of co-morbidities among the hospitalized fracture group and higher severity of fractures are likely reasons. (2010-05-07)

Best-selling authors and physicians from NYP/Weill Cornell discuss diet, surgery and bone health
From diet to surgery to bone health, medical experts and authors answer all your questions at the seventh annual Iris Cantor Women's Health Center Press Luncheon, hosted by Fox 5 medical reporter Dr. Sapna Parikh. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 21, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (Weill Cornell Medical College Entrance, 1300 York Avenue at 69th Street). Registration is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Program begins at 12 p.m. RSVP is required. (2009-04-08)

Fracture risk lower for black women than white women at all bone mineral density levels
Black women have a lower risk of fracture than white women at every level of bone mineral density, according to an article in the May 4 issue of JAMA. (2005-05-03)

New IOF review provides guidance on fracture prevention in cancer-associated bone disease
A new paper published by an International Osteoporosis Foundation Committee of Scientific Advisors Working Group reviews the epidemiology and pathophysiology of cancer-associated bone disease and provides information about fracture prevention in cancer patients. The review summarizes the pertinent recommendations of leading societies, providing guidance for clinical decision making and information on evidence-based pathways to prevent skeletal-related events and bone loss. (2013-11-01)

Mayo Clinic study finds definitive evidence relating to the role of estrogen in elderly males
A Mayo Clinic study, published in the December edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, provides new evidence that estrogen is dominant in the regulation of bone resorption in elderly men. Based on the study conclusions, men also need to be concerned about the long-term effects of bone loss, or osteoporosis. (2000-12-12)

Yale researchers find potential target for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis
By identifying a genetic mutation that causes extremely high bone density in people, Yale researchers have found a potential target for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis, it was reported Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2002-05-15)

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