NOFSA statement on the appropriate management of osteoporosis in the elderly – myth and reality

  • Stanley Lipchitz National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa
  • Tobias De Villiers National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa
  • Michael Davey National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa

Abstract

The National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA) would like to comment on 2 areas of contention namely calcium and vitamin D supplementation and the use of pharmacotherapy to prevent fractures. These controversies are fundamentally based on 2 papers by Järvinin1 and Greg & Bollard2. There have been several published responses to these articles by respected sources such as the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) available on the NOFSA website www.osteoporosis.org), which allow the reader to formulate a balanced opinion. For the sake of scientific balance, we will address several key points raised in these papers.
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NOFSA Editorial