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For Healthcare Professionals

October 27, 2016

Calcium and Cardiovascular Disease

The National Osteoporosis Foundation and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology formed an expert panel and completed a detailed review of all published research evaluating the effects of calcium intake […]
January 6, 2016

High Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Improve Muscle Function and May Increase the Risk of Falls

Vitamin D supplementation has recently been evaluated in Switzerland in a small 1 year randomized clinical trial by Bischoff-Ferrari and colleagues. This study compared the effects of two “high” doses […]
September 30, 2015

Calcium Intake and Effect on Bone Health and Fracture Risk Reduction

Osteoporosis Canada continues to advise Canadians to meet the Institute of Medicine established daily calcium requirement of 1000 -1200 mg, from dietary sources preferably, and to use supplements if this […]
November 26, 2014

Swedish Milk Study

On Oct 28, 2014 a study on milk was published by Dr. Michaelsson of Uppsala University in Sweden. This study claims that high milk intake was associated with an increased […]
March 26, 2014

Strontium Ranelate (Protelos) and Osteoporosis

Strontium ranelate (Protelos) is a drug approved for the treatment of osteoporosis in Europe, but not in Canada. It is effective in reducing fractures . Recently the European Medicines Agency […]
October 26, 2013

The Potential Link Between BioSil ™ (Orthosilicic Acid) and Bone Health

In 2008 the results of a small study were published reporting on the use of choline stabilized orthosilicic acid a form of silicon, or placebo in 184 women with low […]
October 26, 2013

Vitamin D and Effects on BMD

In 15 of the studies the mean baseline vitamin D level was over 50 nmol/l which is higher than values seen in a significant number of Canadian men and women […]
August 26, 2013

The Potential Cancer Risk with Long-Term Use of Calcitonin-containing Drugs

Prepared and reviewed by members of the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada – Updated August 6, 2013 Calcitonin is a hormone found naturally in our bodies. A synthetic form […]
January 23, 2013

Calcium Supplements and Risk of Heart Disease

Prepared and reviewed by members of the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada Calcium is essential for the achievement and maintenance of normal bone health. The current daily requirements for […]
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