Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Silent Disease

According to IOF, osteoporosis affects over 200 million people worldwide. Approximately one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone (also known as osteoporotic fracture) due to the silent disease.

Fractures, specifically hip fractures, can cause loss of function and independence with 40% of patients unable to walk independently; 60% requiring assistance a year late; 33% being totally dependent on or in a nursing home. Moreover, hip fractures cause the greatest morbidity with reported mortality up to 20-24% in the first year after a person suffers a hip fracture "We at the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare support the IOF in its advocacy to inform the people about osteoporosis and the fact that it can be prevented," says Dr. Egbert Dorado, a senior medical manager at PCH. "We echo IOF's, key message: Adequate intake of the right nutrients contributes to bone health at all ages and is a first step in osteoporosis prevention. For those who already have osteoporosis, a bone-healthy nutrition should be part of their treatment and rehabilitation program.

Three of the major nutrients that help optimize bone health are: calcium, vitamin D, and protein, with recommended daily allowances varying throughout life. "Regulating calcium levels in the body promotes better bone mass density (BMD), alongside improving muscle performance and balance. Taking a calcium supplement with adequate levels of Vitamin D3 also helps maximize calcium absorption," adds Dr. Egbert.

While proper nutrition works, it is also important to have holistic approach to osteoporosis prevention and management. "It is indeed crucial to build strong bones early in life by following a healthy diet as it is the key ingredient in helping a person achieve peak bone mass, and maintaining it throughout life. But it is equally important to avoid other modifiable risk factors including sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and alcohol use," explains Dr. Egbert.

Osteoporosis is an incurable disease, but controlling its risk factors and complying with treatment regimens where prescribed can ensure a mobile, independent, and fracture-free life.

For more information on osteoporosis and World Osteoporosis Day 2015, visit, follow IOF on Instagram (@worldosteoporosisday) or on Facebook (, or subscribe to its YouTube channel (

Shoot With The Stars 2015

The Actors Guild of the Philippines in cooperation with CATMATES, Inc. will have its first ever ‘’SHOOT WITH THE STARS 2015’’.  Shoot with The Stars is a two-day shooting competition for a cause event happening on November 07 -08, 2015 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at Southern Police Distrrict (SPD) Firing Range, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Registration fee is Php 1,000.00 that will cover the entrance and a raffle ticket. The event will feature actors and actresses who will be competing with gun enthusiast and from PNP, AFP and other organizations.

Over 300 shooters expected in participation.  We would like to invite you to become one of our sponsors for this “Shoot with the Stars 2015” most awaited event. Attached are the sponsorship pa

Those who would like to be a sponsor and those who want to help this advocacy can do so by being one of the following:

1. Shooters
2. Sponsors
3. Ticket Sale
4. Booth  Rental

For further inquiries, please feel free to contact 09076299 or 09175504180 / 09175504172, just look for Jerry or Liezl. You may also e-mail

Actors Guild of the Philippines is an organization mandated to foster goodwill and camaraderie among film and television actors and to promote and protect the rights and welfare of actors and workers of the film industry. It has also recognized excellent artistic performances as a guild of the Film Academy of the Philippines. #starshootfest, #catmates, #actorsguild 

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