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Osteoporosis Prevention—A Worthy and Achievable Strategy
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
Chemical Pathology Directorate, SA Pathology, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Received: 22 September 2010; Accepted: 14 October 2010 / Published: 20 October 2010
Abstract: This special issue of Nutrients records seven of the presentations made to the very successful meeting titled “Osteoporosis Prevention: A Workshop on Calcium, Vitamin D and other Nutritional Aspects” held in Adelaide, Australia on 5 and 6 March 2010 [1-7]. Seventy six delegates attended from across Australia and New Zealand to review the current evidence that dietary calcium intake, vitamin D status, other nutrients and exercise play a significant role in bone mineral homeostasis and act to prevent the development of osteoporosis. The Workshop promoted the concept that osteoporosis is a predictable and preventable disease and that significant benefit would be achieved to reduce the incidence of osteoporosis and the risk of fractures from nutrition and life style activities. Such an achievement will not only save considerable pain, suffering and morbidity but will also have a major financial benefit for the healthcare system for which the cost of treatment for osteoporotic fractures already amounts to billions of dollars.
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Morris, H.A. Osteoporosis Prevention—A Worthy and Achievable Strategy. Nutrients 2010, 2, 1073-1074.
Morris HA. Osteoporosis Prevention—A Worthy and Achievable Strategy. Nutrients. 2010; 2(10):1073-1074.
Morris, Howard A. 2010. "Osteoporosis Prevention—A Worthy and Achievable Strategy." Nutrients 2, no. 10: 1073-1074.