free online yoga talk: osteoporosis research with dr. loren fishman & ellen saltonstall

Healthy bone (left) & osteoporotic bone (r).

On Thursday, November 15, the good people at Yoga U Online are hosting a free talk on new developments in osteoporosis research with the knowledgeable Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall.

Osteoporosis (literally, “porous bones”) is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, leading to fragility and fractures. It affects more than 200 million people worldwide. As Yoga U Online explains:

About one out of every two people over 50 have low bone mass. An estimated 70% of hip fractures are related to osteoporosis, and 50% of those fractures result in death or permanent disability. In fact, a woman’s risk of hip fracture is equal to the combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.

Early research shows that yoga can help prevent or even reverse osteoporosis. Join us for a free online talk with Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, authors of Yoga for Osteoporosis, as they explore new developments in osteoporosis research.

Women – and men – with osteoporosis face a daunting challenge when it comes to deciding on the best approach to prevent or slow the condition. Loren and Ellen will update us on the latest developments in osteoporosis research, including new findings on the effects of yoga on osteoporosis, as well as on the side effects of osteoporosis drugs.

New Developments in Osteoporosis Research with Dr. Loren Fishman & Ellen Saltonsall
8pm EST
Thursday, November 15, 2012
hosted by Yoga U Online