Bone health

The impact of dairy products on the health economics of osteoporosis

economics - osteoporosis

Osteoporosis has become a major health concern, also generating a substantial burden in terms of health costs.

Scientists at Erasmus University in Rotterdam (Netherlands) have developed a model to estimate the potential impact of dairy foods on the costs linked to osteoporosis. Their model is based on the hip fractures that could potentially be prevented through a higher intake of dairy products.

The results show that an increased intake of dairy products by one portion a day could potentially reduce the costs associated with hip fractures by €129 million in France, €34 million in Sweden and €6 million in the Netherlands.

Source: Lötters FJ et al. Osteoporos Int. 2013 Jan;24(1):139-50. doi: 10.1007/s00198-012-1998-6. Epub 2012 Jun 16.

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