Mature Market Experts Stat of The Day: Osteoporosis

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According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), nearly 44 million people, most of them in the mature market and most of them women, are at risk for osteoporosis. That being said, some steps can be taken to manage Osteoporosis. According to the American Geriatrics Society  (AGS), a study of 109 nursing home residents with an average age of 85 showed:

·         Only 8% of the nursing home residents received the recommended dosage of 1,500 milligrams of calcium per day

·         Only 7% of the nursing home residents received the recommended dosage of 800IU of vitamin D per day.

Inadequate Osteoporosis Screening
In a second study, older adults were given two types of screening for osteoporosis: standard bone mineral density (BMD) screening and a newer technology called Instant Vertebral Assessment (IVA), which can detect fractures in the spine.

Source: About.com

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