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"Bone Health" Initiative – "predictive" prevention of osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis ("bone loss") is a widespread "disease of civilisation". In Germany, about 5.2 million women and 1.1 million men (mostly aged >50) are affected. Every year, 885,000 people in Germany develop osteoporosis. Because the disease is asymptomatic for a long time, it is often only recognised when considerable damage has already occurred. However, through new concepts in the context of primary prevention, there is hope that early measurement of biomarkers in combination with individual interventions - especially in the areas of nutrition, micronutrient supply and exercise - can significantly reduce the personal risk of those potentially affected. Guiding questions for a citizen science project would be: Which risk factors (e.g. family tendency, lack of exercise, ...) are relevant? How can these be systematically recorded? Which biomarkers (laboratory values, e.g. vitamin D levels) could be used for invidivual risk assessment? Which interventions would be relevant for an active reduction of personal risk? The aim of the initiative would be to build up a group of interested people who a) contribute to the content of the guiding questions (especially experts from the health sector, such as doctors, nutritionists, fitness trainers) and b) a group of potentially affected users who would like to work concretely on their health and on reducing their individual risk in the medium to long term.

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birgitschauer
4 May 2022, 20:28
*** DE: Beispiele relevanter Publikationen (siehe unten), für die man eine Zusammenfassung in einfacher (Landes-)Sprache erstellen könnte (mögliche Aufgabe über die JoinUs4Health Plattform). Voraussetzung: Interesse, Beitragsbereitschaft und Bereitsc... [Read more]
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