Vitamin D deficiency is common around the world, and manufacturers can do more by fortifying common foods to make it easier for consumers to meet their daily intake. By Sarah Zimmerman, communications coordinator, food fortification initiative
With high expenses spent on osteoporosis-attributed bone fractures every year, a greater use of calcium and vitamin D supplements could save countries a significant amount of money, according to a new independent analysis commissioned by Food Supplements Europe.
The Asia-Pacific region will be seeing a dramatic increase in the number of elderly come 2050, and with that will follow a tidal wave of age-related diseases and problems. Prevention is always better than treatment, especially for diseases like osteoporosis, so it is vital we start now. By Judy Stenmark, B. Sc, MPH, chief executive officer, International Osteoporosis Foundation