Nutritional and dietary factors have an enormous impact on health, with musculoskeletal diseases, such as osteoporosis, being key considerations.
Today, on the occasion of the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Barcelona, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has recognized five young investigators from Switzerland, Belgium, the UK, and Australia, for their outstanding research abstracts in the field of nutrition and musculoskeletal health. The awards each comprise a grant valued at 1000 USD and a certificate of recognition.
Professor Nicholas Harvey, Chair of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors, stated:
“New insights into the role of dietary factors and nutrients in musculoskeletal health and disease may lead to important clinical advances or future preventative strategies. We thank the winners of the IOF Young Investigators Nutrition Research Grants for their excellent contributions and encourage them to continue their important research in the future.”
The winning abstracts are:
Melanie Kistler-Fischbacher (Switzerland)
EFFECT OF VITAMIN D3, OMEGA-3S AND A SIMPLE HOME EXERCISE PROGRAM ON BMD IN EUROPEAN OLDER ADULTS: THE DO-HEALTH RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
M. Kistler-Fischbacher, G. Armbrecht, S. Gängler, W. Lang, J.A. Kanis, B. Dawson-Hughes, R. Rizzoli, G.A. Wanner, H.A. Bischoff-Ferrari
Faidra Laskou (UK)
SCREENING FOR SARCOPENIA IN OLDER COMMUNITY-DWELLING ADULTS: FINDINGS FROM SOUTHAMPTON LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AGEING (SALSA)
F. Laskou, L. D. Westbury, G. Bevilacqua, C. Cooper, P. Aggarwal, H.P. Patel, E. Dennison
Lieke Scheepers (Australia)
EARLY LIFE FACTORS IN RELATION TO BODY COMPOSITION: FROM CHILDHOOD INTO EARLY ADULTHOOD
L. Scheepers, G. Jones
Charlotte Beaudart (Belgium)
INTRINSIC CAPACITY USING THE MNA-SF AND THE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE OF MALNUTRITION (GLIM) CRITERIA IN THE NUTRITIONAL DOMAIN AND MORTALITY-RISK: A 9- YEAR FOLLOW-UP IN THE SARCOPHAGE COHORT
C. Beaudart, D. Sanchez-Rodriguez, C. Demonceau, E. Cavalier, J.Y. Reginster, O. Bruyère
Maude Gerbaix (Switzerland)
A DIETARY PLUS EXERCISE INTERVENTION IMPROVES BONE TURNOVER IN PATIENTS WITH METABOLIC SYNDROME AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
M. Gerbaix, D. Courteix, G. Lac, B. Lesourd, R. Chapier, A. Vinet, G. Walther, P. Obert, F. Dutheil, S. Ferrari
The IOF Young Investigator Nutrition Research Grants 2023 are supported by an unrestricted grant from Omya.
World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases (WCO-IOF-ESCEO Barcelona 2023)
Held jointly by IOF and ESCEO, the Congress takes place in Barcelona, Spain from May 4-7, 2023. WCO-IOF-ESCEO is the world’s largest annual forum for the presentation of clinical research and new advances in the prevention and management of bone, muscle and joint disorders, including sarcopenia and frailty. For complete information visit www.wco-iof-esceo.org #OsteoCongress
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is the world's largest nongovernmental organization dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal diseases. IOF members, including committees of scientific researchers as well as more than 315 patient, medical and research organizations, work together to make fracture prevention and healthy mobility a worldwide heath care priority. https://www.osteoporosis.foundation @iofbonehealth