World Osteoporosis Day 20th October

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World Osteoporosis Day 2016

Love Your Bones and Protect Your Future

Since 1999, the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s, World Osteoporosis Day campaigns havehighlighted aspects of osteoporosis care that resonate with the aims of the Lydia Osteoporosis Project.  From ‘Stop at One: Make Your First Break Your Last’ in 2012, to ‘Strong Women Make Stronger Women’ in 2013,  each campaign has featured a strong message dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

This year’s theme ‘Love Your Bones and Protect Your Future’ is no exception with its focuson being proactive and taking early action to protect your bones and muscle health in order to enjoy a good quality of life and independence. This message is conveyed in the first Lydia Osteoporosis Project that was recently completedat QMU. A link to the Final Report for the First Lydia Osteoporosis Project isbelow.

Coulter Smith, Margaret and Pearson, C and O\'May, Fiona and Tropea, Savina and Irvine, Lindesay and Rush, Robert and Wilson, R (2016) Final Report for The Lydia OsteoporosisProject. Other. Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.(Unpublished)

The importance of \'Love Your Bones and Protect Your Future\' is echoed in the second phase of work in the Lydia Osteoporosis Project, particularly in the pilotonline module ‘Caring for My Bones’.

For health authorities and healthcare professionals, the World Osteoporosis Day Campaign’s message is to make osteoporosis and fracture prevention a priority as despite medical advances to reduce fractures, only a minority of people receive the treatment that they need.


Dr Margaret A Coulter Smith (Lead investigator) and Mrs Karen Combe

Researcher on Lydia Osteoporosis Project 2


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