• Just published! ‘Osteoporosis – A Lifecourse Epidemiology Approach to Skeletal Health’, a 14-chapter book edited by Nicholas Harvey and Cyrus Cooper, offers “state-of-the-art” insightful reviews by many of IOF’s leading experts. The book, from CRC Press, provides comprehensive information about the key aspects of skeletal health and osteoporosis prevention throughout life – from bone development in the womb, to therapeutic approaches in old age.

    From the publishers:

    This is the first book to document comprehensively the ‘state-of-the-art’ in the lifecourse epidemiology of osteoporosis. In detailed chapters, expert contributors describe the current and projected future burden of disease, developments in the understanding of risk factors for osteoporosis from cradle to grave, the underlying mechanisms, and advances in approaches to risk assessment and treatment. It is essential reading for all students on postgraduate courses in bone health, as well as an important reference for practitioners and researchers in osteoporosis, epidemiology, and related fields.

    Professor Nick Harvey

    Professor Nicholas Harvey, Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, and Vice-Chair of the IOF’s Committee of Scientific Advisors, said “The production of this book has been fantastically rewarding, and we are absolutely delighted that we have been able to generate such an up-to-date volume, documenting the state-of-the-art in osteoporosis research across the lifecourse. We are indebted and hugely grateful to all of our world leading contributors, for their unstinting expertise and hard work, in ensuring the success of this new work.”

    Professor Cyrus Cooper

    Professor Cyrus Cooper, Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Professor of Rheumatology, and IOF President added, “It is now clear that disorders associated with musculoskeletal ageing, such as osteoporosis, may be prevented and treated at various stages throughout the life-course. This volume covers these approaches, in a series of contributions by world-leading clinicians and investigators. It lays the foundations for enhanced efforts to reduce the burden of osteoporotic fractures worldwide.”