Nov. 3rd, 2018 from 9am - 12pm at the St. George Banquet Hall, Waterloo.  The Centre for Bone Health presents a free education event titled ‘Osteoporosis: Updates & Controversies’ on Saturday, November 3 from 9 am to 12 pm. The event is scheduled to take place at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo, Ontario. Limited seats available. Please register for the event by October 19, 2018 at: or call Crystal Hughes @ 519-743-5201 ext. 233

This publication describes a study aimed to identify and summarize the state of research on menopause and Indigenous women in Canada; suggest how existing knowledge can be applied to practice and identify where future research is needed. 32 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article describes a prospective study investigating the relationship between lifestyle factors, particularly nutritional intake and the incidence of fall-related fragility fractures in postmenopausal women.  9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article discusses the hormonal action of Vitamin D and its effects on bone metabolism and control of obesity and diabetes.  23 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article describes the pathophysiology of osteoporosis in chronic kidney disease and the increased risk of fractures. 5 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article describes the research which found an association between fruit and vegetable intake with higher bone mineral density and lower osteoporosis in elderly Chinese subjects. 13 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This review describes the changes in modern diet with regard to several nutrients, particularly addressing the type and amount of consumed fat; b) explain the shortcomings of the modern diet with regard to inflammatory processes; and c) delineate the reciprocity between adiposity and inflammatory processes and the link that connects obesity, osteoporosis, and inflammation. The authors present the hypothesis that omega-6 (n-6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) propagate obesity and osteoporosis by increasing/maintaining low-grade chronic inflammation (LGCI), ultimately shifting the commitment of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) toward increased adipogenesis. 10 pages. Last reviewed August 2018. 

The authors discuss how meta-inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of OA and argue the benefits of lifestyle changes to achieve improvements in OA symptoms. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This article describes a systematic review aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of combined physical activity and dietary restriction programs on body weight, body mass index (BMI) and the musculoskeletal function of overweight and obese older adults with knee OA. 17 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

Thurs. May 17th from 12-1 PM EST join presenters Anna Rusak and Sue Hochu as they discuss the association between oral diseases and diabetes, osteoporosis, respiratory and heart diseases, nutritional deficiencies, development of frailty and more. To learn more or to register click here.