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May 19, 2004
BASIC SCIENCE IDENTIFIES NEW AVENUES FOR OSTEOPOROSIS RESEARCH
Genetic variation linked to bone development in boys and adult men, estrogen-related genes and protein modifications may provide new diagnostic tools
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May 18, 2004
IOF CLOSES FIRST EVER WORLD CONGRESS ON OSTEOPOROSIS HELD IN LATIN AMERCIA
Congress in Rio de Janeiro features groundbreaking research into the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
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May 18, 2004
OSTEOPOROSIS: IT STRIKES MEN TOO
Research presented at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis focuses on role of vitamin D and risedronate to build bone density in men, and identifies treatment compliance problems specific to men.
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May 18, 2004
CALCIUM, EXERCISE, VITAMIN D AFFECT BONE HEALTH IN GIRLS
Calcium supplementation in girls, even before puberty, may help prevent later osteoporosis, perhaps in part by bringing on earlier menstruation, according to a study presented at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis. Exercise and vitamin D intake during this period of life are also critical for building bone mass that will survive into old age.
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May 17, 2004
ROLE OF VITAMIN D IN PREVENTING OSTEOPOROSIS FRACTURES
Research presented at the IOF World Conference on Osteoporosis reveals dramatic vitamin D insufficiency in Northern European countries and emphasizes the challenge of successfully boosting vitamin D levels.
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May 17, 2004
JOURNALISTS FROM COSTA RICA AND UK AWARDED FOR JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE
Second IOF-Alliance Osteoporosis Media Award presented in Rio de Janeiro
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May 17, 2004
HOW DO GENES AND MATERNAL AND CHILDHOOD LIFESTYLES CONTRIBUTE TO BONE STRENGTH?
2004 IOF Claus Christiansen Research Fellowships, worth euro 45,000, awarded to two researchers from Denmark and UK
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May 17, 2004
HIP FRACTURES -- AN ONGOING BURDEN TO FAMILIES, A CURSE OF PROSPERITY
How should societies best alleviate the burden of osteoporotic hip fractures?
Research presented at the 2004 IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis aims to help governments set preventive treatment standards and advises greater assistance for families in the aftermath of hip fractures.
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May 17, 2004
IMPROVING PREDICTIONS OF FRACTURE RISK
Research shows opportunity for more accurate measurement of bone mineral density and predicting fracture risk
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May 17, 2004
STRONTIUM RANELATE SHOWN TO REDUCE FRACTURES IN ELDERLY WOMEN WITH OSTEOPENIA AND OSTEOPOROSIS
Two large studies released at IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis
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May 17, 2004
SMOKING AND OBESITY BAD FOR BONES
Research presented at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis confirms that smoking and abdominal obesity are incompatible with strong bones.
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May 17, 2004
TREATING THE OSTEOPOROSIS EPIDEMIC
At the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis leading experts in the field reported on the latest research in drugs to treat osteoporosis, particularly bisphosphonates, strontium ranelate, hormones, and hormone modulators.
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May 16, 2004
LARGE-SCALE OSTEOPOROSIS STUDIES REVEAL HIGH INCIDENCE OF DISEASE IN LATIN AMERICA, CONFIRM SMOKING AS RISK FACTOR
Presented at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis, a groundbreaking Latin American collaboration shows high rates of osteoporosis and reveals family history as a major risk factor. A long-running European study judges smoking a major risk factor for the disease, and confirms bone mineral density measurement as a predictor of fracture risk.
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May 16, 2004
DO CAUCASIAN AND ASIAN GENES DIFFER IN RESPECT TO RELATIVE BONE MINERAL DENSITY?
IOF Servier Young Investigator award goes to professor studying genetics in the United States and China
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May 16, 2004
BONE MINERAL DENSITY CONFIRMED AS KEY INDICATOR OF FRACTURE RISK
Test is particularly accurate for young people, increase in BMD doesn't correlate with reduced fracture risk, orthopaedic surgeons fail to recognize osteoporosis in their patientsTest is particularly accurate for young people, increase in BMD doesn't correlate with reduced fracture risk, orthopaedic surgeons fail to recognize osteoporosis in their patients
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May 16, 2004
STUDY SUPPORTS PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUGS ON OSTEOPOROSIS
A Danish epidemiologic study presented at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis finds that statin users have a substantially reduced risk of hip fractures.
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May 16, 2004
OSTEOPOROTIC BONES BENEFIT FROM BISPOSPHONATES-MEDICATION SHOULD BE MAINTAINED FOR LASTING BENEFITS
Doctors' role emphasized in ensuring patient compliance
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May 15, 2004
LARGEST INTERNATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS CONGRESS EVER HELD IN LATIN AMERICA OPENS IN RIO
Queen Rania congratulates delegates, but notes "there are many more lives that need our help"
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Pre-Congress News

May 3, 2004
WHAT'S THE LATEST ON OSTEOPOROSIS RESEARCH AND TREATMENT?
IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis announces key presentations on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and costs
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April 26, 2004
DAILY MEDIA BRIEFING SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED
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April 8, 2004
GLOBAL EXPERTS TO PRESENT LATEST RESEARCH IN OSTEOPOROSIS, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND ECONOMICS
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April 7, 2004
"LATIN AMERICA FACES OSTEOPOROSIS EPIDEMIC," EXPERTS PREDICT
IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis will be first global conference held in the region to focus on brittle bone disease.
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February 9, 2004
SPECIAL EFFORTS TO GENERATE LATIN AMERICAN PARTICIPATION AT OSTEOPOROSIS CONGRESS IN RIO
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January 16, 2004
LATE BREAKING NEWS NOW ACCEPTED
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January 9, 2004
EARLY TRENDS INDICATE RIO CONGRESS WILL BE BIGGEST OSTEOPOROSIS CONFERENCE EVER
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November 10, 2003
DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR IOF SERVIER YOUNG INVESTIGATOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Euro 40,000 to be given at IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Rio
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October 15, 2003
DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
Highest ranked abstracts to be presented at plenary, all accepted abstracts published
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September 26, 2003
7 SATELITE SYMPOSIUMS CONFIRMED
More than half exhibition space booked; Lilly confirmed as Platinum Sponsor
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June 20, 2003
ON-LINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION NOW OPEN
Highest ranked abstracts to be presented at plenary, all accepted abstracts published
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May 26, 2003
LATIN AMERICA WILL SEE GREATEST GLOBAL SURGE IN OSTEOPOROSIS.
Urgent need to educate physicians; simultaneous interpretation and reduced registration fee for Latin American physicians at IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Rio
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March 5, 2003
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM ANNOUNCED, ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS WELCOMED FOR 2004 RIO IOF WORLD CONGRESS ON OSTEOPOROSIS
Toronto selected as venue for 2006 IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis
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