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Centre for Ageing Better welcomes new osteoporosis and bone research academy

The Royal Osteoporosis Society announces plans to bring together leading researchers, clinicians and academics to advance knowledge of osteoporosis and bone health.

Improving both muscle and bone strength is vital for staying healthy as we age. As well as clinical research, NHS and local authority commissioners must prioritise good quality strength and balance training programmes in communities.

Louise Ansari, Director of Communications and Influencing, Centre for Ageing Better said:

“We’re very pleased to see plans to bring together leaders in the healthcare sector to develop and share new evidence on improving bone health. Having robust evidence of what works is essential to improving how we support people who suffer from conditions like osteoporosis.

“Improving both muscle and bone strength is vital for staying healthy as we age. As well as clinical research, we need the NHS and local authority commissioners to prioritise good quality strength and balance training programmes in communities.

“If we can enable and encourage more people to take up activities to boost their strength and balance, there is significant potential to make savings to health and social care services and help people stay healthy and keep on doing everyday activities for longer.”

Find out more about the Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy.

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