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National Osteoporosis Foundation

National Osteoporosis Foundation
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Organization website: http://www.nof.org

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the leading consumer and community-focused health organization dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and broken bones, the promotion of strong bones for life and the reduction of human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research. Established in 1984, NOF is the nation's leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. With the support of individuals, companies and associations, NOF works to advance medical research, educate and train healthcare providers to establish a standard of care for osteoporosis management to ensure the best possible care and support for those living with the disease and to educate the public on what they can do to prevent fractures and build healthy bones to last a lifetime. For more information on the National Osteoporosis Foundation, visit www.nof.org

 

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You know yourself better than anyone else. You know if you are likely to fall playing tennis or golf or any of the other sports that are not...
A. If you take a calcium supplement, read the package label carefully. It will tell you the amount of elemental calcium or how much calcium the...
A. Unfortunately, there are no "natural" or alternative treatments available at this time with enough research to demonstrate the safety and...
A. Some people are concerned that the caffeine in coffee, tea and soft drinks, especially colas, may be harmful to bones. Caffeine is found naturally in...
A. Spinach is a nutritious food with many vitamins and minerals including magnesium, potassium and vitamin K. In addition to calcium and vitamin D...
A. If you don't get enough calcium from foods, you may need to take a calcium supplement. Many people ask which calcium supplement they should take. The...
A. If you need to take a medicine that can cause bone loss, talk to your healthcare provider about taking the lowest possible dose for the shortest...
A. During pregnancy, it's important for a woman to get enough calcium for herself as well as her growing baby. Most studies show that while some bone...
A. The potential benefits and risks of bisphosphonate use may be quite different in premenopausal women compared to postmenopausal women. Alendronate...
A. If you have low bone density or osteoporosis, you can still make Pilates a part of your regular exercise program. However, you should avoid or modify...
A. Below I have listed some common risk factors for osteoporosis with a brief explanation about each risk factor. Age. Osteoporosis can affect people...
A. Muscle-strengthening exercises include activities where you move your body against gravity or move a weight or some other resistance. They are also...
A. Getting the calcium and vitamin D you need every day. Doing regular weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises. Not smoking and not drinking...
A. Kale is available triple-washed in the fresh produce section or frozen. Kale can be stir-fried, added to soups or used in pasta dishes. One cup of...