Osteoporosis Risk Factors

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec 1, 2020

11:30AM CT
(12:30PM ET)

WEBINAR

WEBINAR: Stuffed Holiday Beef Roast

Join Osteoporosis Canada for a cooking webinar showcasing meal ideas using beef, an excellent source of protein. Learn how to make Stuffed Holiday Beef Roast with Emily Richards, Professional Home Economist who will also answer your cooking questions.

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RECENT EVENTS

[REPLAY] WEBINAR: Dispelling Myths About Calcium & Bone Health

Watch a replay of this webinar, intended for healthcare providers, that had an expert panel discuss and dispel the most common myths in their field of expertise.

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WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS?

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. Known as the “silent thief”, bone deterioration can occur over a number of years without presenting any symptoms. Unfortunately, if detected at the time of a break, the disease is already fairly advanced. The most common fractures associated with osteoporosis are in the hip, spine, wrist, and shoulder. Today, no single cause for osteoporosis has been identified.

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Recent News

  • Dr. Earl Bogoch appointed the inaugural holder of the Brookfield Chair in fracture prevention

    Dr. Famida Jiwa, President & CEO, Osteoporosis Canada is pleased to announce that Dr. Earl Bogoch has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Brookfield Chair in Fracture Prevention.

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  • ISCD Researcher of the Year

    The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) Researcher of the Year award for 2020 was recently presented to Dr. William D. Leslie, MD, FRCPC, MSc, CCD.

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  • Vitamin D and Potential Impact on the Severity of COVID

    Two recent studies have suggested that low levels of vitamin D may be associated with an increased risk of severe COVID-19 infections.

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  • Tribute To Dr. Timothy Murray

    Osteoporosis Canada is saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Timothy M. Murray, founding member of Osteoporosis Canada.

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Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. We work to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis. But we can’t do it alone.

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