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US-based National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) joins International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)

Nyon, Switzerland
November 21, 2003

The global osteoporosis movement was expanded considerably by the admission last week of the US-based National Osteoporosis Foundation to the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

This brings membership in IOF's Committee of National Societies to 162 in 81 countries, territories and regions.

"We're delighted to welcome NOF into the IOF family, and we look forward to sharing ideas and developing projects with them that will stop the spread of osteoporosis," noted IOF President Pierre Delmas, who made the announcement at IOF business meetings in Nice, France. IOF Chief Executive Officer Daniel Navid added: "NOF is not only the leading osteoporosis organization in the United States, but one of the world's most effective non-profit health organizations."

"In the US alone, NOF's prevalence figures indicate that more than 44 million Americans, aged 50 and older, either have or are at risk for osteoporosis," indicates NOF Executive Director Judith Cranford. "Osteoporosis is a growing concern and a global concern. NOF is pleased to have joined IOF and to participate in its efforts to diminish the scope and impact of this disease worldwide."


The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is a worldwide organization dedicated to the fight against osteoporosis. It brings together scientists, physicians, patient societies and corporate partners. Working with its 162 member societies in 81 locations, and other healthcare-related organizations around the world, IOF encourages awareness and prevention, early detection and improved treatment of osteoporosis.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the leading US based national voluntary health organization focusing solely on osteoporosis and bone health. Through awareness, education, advocacy and research, NOF is dedicated to promoting lifelong bone health in order to reduce the widespread prevalence of osteoporosis and associated fractures, while working to find a cure for the disease.


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