Bone health

Are you ready for World Osteoporosis Day 2015?


October the 20th, 2015: The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) organizes the World Osteoporosis Day to highlight the importance of bone-healthy nutrition, such as yogurt and fermented milk products, at a young age.

Did you know that good bone health already starts in the womb? Healthy nutrition during childhood, including yogurt and fermented milk products, is a key driver for strong and healthy bones through life. ‘Osteoporosis’ is defined as ‘a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences’. The nutrient intake during pregnancy influences the growth of a baby’s skeleton. A poor nutritional status of the mother may impact the bone mineral content of a child, even in adulthood and may increase the risk of hip fractures.

Calcium and vitamin D deficiency

An average of 1 billion people across different age and ethnicity groups have insufficient levels of vitamin D in their blood, as the majority do not meet daily recommendations for calcium and vitamin intake. Frequent yogurt consumption may contribute to improve this deficiency.

Stay tuned for more updates concerning the World Osteoporosis Day and discover here the video of the launch campaign and patient brochures for more information. We also invite you to try out the IOF Calcium Calculator to evaluate your daily calcium intake.


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