Global research impacts bone health

OCTOBER 20, 2015 12:10 AM| no comments

Love your bones is the key message from International Osteoporosis Foundation today on World Osteoporosis Day. Currently, 200 million people are affected worldwide and it’s set to increase exponentially by 2050, with projections of hip fractures increasing by 310% in men and 240% in women.

Contributing to international data on bone health, a recent observational study carried out by The Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR) monitored the bone density of women during their menstrual cycles over the course of a year. The findings revealed a correlation between the levels of specific hormones and bone loss.

WebsEdge/Health travelled to CeMCOR in California to learn more about their new discoveries and how the public can access information through the CeMCOR website portal.

As the earlier statistics demonstrated, osteoporosis is not just a condition that affects women. 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will also be affected by Osteoporosis and men are twice as likely to die following a hip fracture as women. The burden of osteoporosis is accelerated further by aging societies and population shifts to urban areas.

The Love your bones campaign for World Osteoporosis Day also has a particular focus on nutrition and improving bone health at three key life stages; childhood and adolescent, adults and seniors.

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences recognizes the importance of nutrition on a global scale. WebsEdge/Health visited the institute to find out about their studies focusing on nutrition in early life and in aging populations and their contribution to global nutrition research.

As people continue to live longer, diseases such as osteoporosis will become an even greater issue if action is not taken now. Everyone can play a role in addressing this, by implementing a bone healthy diet and improving nutrition.

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