IOF Snap Exhibition on Quai WIlson in Geneva – Video

Snap Exhibition The Snap Exhibition was selected by the city of Geneva in Swizterland to be exhibited open air by the lake on Quai Wilson. The project, developed by IOF photographer Gilberto Lontro, has been very well accepted around the Read on! →

FDA Issues Report With Caution On Long-Term Usage of Bisphosphonates

In mid-May, the FDA finally took a position on the controversial bisphosphonates prescribed as treatment for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. (1) Of late the bisphosphonates class of drugs had been gathering an increasing amount of evidence of dire side effects Read on! →

For Stronger Bones In Men: Some Sports Are Better Than Others

A five-year study conducted by the Centre for Bone and Arthritis Research at the Sahlgrenska Academy’s Institute of Medicine of University of Gothenburg in Sweden has clearly demonstrated that when it comes to protecting men’s bones, some sports have an Read on! →

Osteoporosis Linked To Certain Genetic Regions: Global Research

Findings emerging from an international study have shown as many as 32 new genetic regions linked to bone conditions like osteoporosis and easy occurrence of fractures. It was observed in this study that any variation in these 32 regions makes Read on! →

Vitamin D Reduces Stress Fractures In Adolescent Girls

Study conducted at the Children’s Hospital Boston showed some surprising results when Kendrin R. Sonneville, Sc.D., R.D and his colleagues examined the relation between risk of stress fractures in growing girls and their intake of calcium, Vitamin D and/or dairy Read on! →

Denosumab (aka Prolia, Xgeva) – Even Worse than the Bisphosphonates?

Like the bisphosphonates, denosumab (trade names Prolia, Xgeva)(1) also prevents osteoclasts from removing old, damaged or worn out bone. It just does so via a different action than the bisphosphonates — an action that may turn out to have even Read on! →

Generic Boniva Now Available For The U.S Markets

Biphosphonate class drug Boniva also sold worldwide under the brand names Bonviva and Bondronat is now available for sale in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration has approved it’s use – prescription by doctors and distribution in pharmacies Read on! →

Alarming Escalation of Osteoporotic Fractures in Middle East and Africa

While most of the focus on osteoporosis in terms of reported cases, diagnosis, treatment, research and cost burdens have been in the US and Europe, the latest audit report (October 2011) from International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) shows that Middle East Read on! →