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May 18, 2021

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Celiac Disease and Bone Health

Join Osteoporosis Canada together with the Canadian Celiac Association to learn about osteoporosis and celiac disease, nutrition recommendations for those with celiac, how to manage both diseases and more.

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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

  • Canadian Fracture Liaison Services Join the Capture the Fracture® Map of Best Practice

    The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and Osteoporosis Canada (OC) are pleased to announce the inclusion of 42 Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) from the Osteoporosis Canada FLS Registry on the Capture the Fracture® Map of Best Practice.

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  • COVID-19 Vaccination and Osteoporosis Drug Therapy

    Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that, if you are at high risk of fracture, requires treatment with an osteoporosis medication. There is currently no evidence that osteoporosis medications increase the risk or the severity of COVID-19 infections.

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  • PHAC Report Highlights Huge Post-Fracture Care Gap

    Over 80% of all broken bones (fractures) after the age of 50 are caused by osteoporosis. These fractures cause pain and disability, which can be permanent. Some fractures, such as hip and spine, are also associated with an increased risk of dying.

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  • Tribute to Dr. Harry Genant

    Osteoporosis Canada is saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Harry K. Genant, internationally renowned for his ground-breaking research in non-invasive and quantitative imaging methods for osteoporosis, arthritis and orthopedics.

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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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