IOF and IFCC review calls for harmonization of assays for reference bone turnover markers

New review describes the current status of assays for PINP and β-CTX in blood, as well as the plans for and progress towards the achievement of harmonization or standardization of commercial assays for these reference markers

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High doses of saccharin don’t lead to diabetes in healthy adults, study finds

A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine found the sugar substitute saccharin doesn’t lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults.

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Hip fracture incidence expected to increase two-to-three fold in some Eurasian countries

A new report on the burden of osteoporosis in the Russian Federation and seven other Eurasian countries warns of increasing fracture rates due to expected demographic changes, and poor access to diagnosis and treatment.

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New taxonomy of non-skeletal rare disorders with impact on bone

Outlines six groups of rare disorders that may influence the activity of bone cells or the characteristics of bone matrix, classified according to the systemic disease, genetic defect, pathophysiology of bone phenotype, and therapy.

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