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Liga Colombiana de Lucha contra la Osteoporosis

Major public event in Bogotá's main park

A large public event featuring different activities was held at "Parque Simón Bolivar", the biggest and most important in Bogotá.

Different TV and radio agencies were invited to advertise World Osteoporosis Day and to transmit news about the public event during this day. Geriatric homes, many medical and non-profit societies, institutes and the general public were invited to
participate at this major event. Several
organizations and hi-calcium food producers distributed sample products and offered tasting of their products.

600 people took the IOF One Minute Risk Test and those at risk were offered free bone density testing.A gymnastic demonstration was held to show recommended exercises. There was a speech focused on the problem of osteoporosis in men and on the results of research findings which evaluated some 30,000 people over 40 years of age which offers information between BMD and many biological, geographic and social items.

Finally a concert was held by a well recognized band who joined the event.

11.10.2004


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