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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, 20:23
*** DE: Die JoinUs4Health Plattform wurde Mitte April öffentlich geschaltet. Da sich die Plattform-Community erst im Aufbau befindet, konzentrieren wir uns in den ersten Monaten auf Fokusbereiche: 1) One Health (04-06/22); 2) Sitz- und Bewegungsverhalten (05-07/22) und 3) Einfluß von Geschlecht auf Gesundheit (06-08/22). Fokusbereiche 2 und 3 könnte man gut auf das Thema Osteoporose anwenden. *** EN: The JoinUs4Health platform went public in mid-April. As the platform community is still under construction, we are concentrating on focus areas in the first few months: 1) One Health (04-06/22); 2) sitting and moving behavior (05-07/22) and 3) influence of sex on health (06-08/22). Areas of focus 2 and 3 could well be applied to the topic of osteoporosis. *** PL: Platforma JoinUs4Health została upubliczniona w połowie kwietnia. Ponieważ społeczność platformy jest wciąż w budowie, w pierwszych miesiącach koncentrujemy się na obszarach tematycznych: 1) Jedno zdrowie (04-06/22); 2) siedzenie i poruszanie się (05-07/22) oraz 3) wpływ płci na zdrowie (06-08/22). Obszary zainteresowania 2 i 3 można z powodzeniem zastosować do tematu osteoporozy. *** NL: Het JoinUs4Health-platform werd medio april openbaar. Omdat de platformgemeenschap nog in opbouw is, concentreren we ons de eerste maanden op aandachtsgebieden: 1) One Health (04-06/22); 2) zit- en beweeggedrag (05-07/22) en 3) invloed van geslacht op gezondheid (06-08/22). Aandachtsgebieden 2 en 3 zouden heel goed kunnen worden toegepast op het onderwerp osteoporose.
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 Bereitschaft zur Betreuung (Facilitator). Bei Interesse: Geben Sie Ihre Stimme, klicken Sie "Beitragen" oder kommentieren Sie. *** EN: Examples of relevant publications (see below) for which one could create a summary in simple (national) language (possible task via the JoinUs4Health platform). Requirements: interest, willingness to contribute and willingness to provide support (facilitator). If interested: Vote, click "Contribute" or comment. *** NL: Voorbeelden van relevante publicaties (zie hieronder) waarvoor men een samenvatting in eenvoudige (nationale) taal zou kunnen maken (eventuele taak via het JoinUs4Health platform). Vereisten: interesse, bereidheid om bij te dragen en bereidheid om ondersteuning te bieden (facilitator). Bij interesse: Stem, klik op "Bijdragen" of reageer. *** PL: Przykłady odpowiednich publikacji (patrz poniżej), dla których można stworzyć streszczenie w prostym (krajowym) języku (możliwe zadanie za pośrednictwem platformy JoinUs4Health). Wymagania: zainteresowanie, chęć wniesienia wkładu i chęć udzielenia wsparcia (facylitator). Jeśli jesteś zainteresowany: zagłosuj, kliknij „Współdziel” lub skomentuj. *** *** *** a) Schuerer et al (2015) - Study of Health in Pomerania: https://www.aerzteblatt.de/int/archive/article/170679/Fracture-risk-and-risk-factors-for-osteoporosis-results-from-two-representative-population-based-studies-in-North-East-Germany-(Study-of-Health-in-Pomerania-SHIP-2-und-SHIP-Trend) b) Borgstroem et al (2020): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32306163/
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