Bone Health Safeguards

To mark World Osteoporosis Day (October 20th), the Stevan Jorgovic Library is organizing a lecture titled "Bone Health Safeguards” on October 26th 2019 at 7pm on the premises of the Holy Trinity Church in Montreal.

Bone health will be discussed by medical research expert, Marija Djekic-Ivankovic, PhD.  Ms. Djekic-Ivankovic is a Pharmacist and Doctor of Science in Medical Biochemistry at the McGill Institute for Medical Research in Montreal, and is working on a national osteoporosis prevention program within Osteoporosis Canada.

We all need to have a strong and functioning core and skeleton. We need to build healthy bones from an early age to develop a solid supporting structure. Our mission is to maintain strong bones throughout our lives. Unfortunately, some people are more likely than others to lose bone mass and develop weak bones and even osteoporosis. Bone mass loss doesn’t happen over night. It is a long process and usually begins without overt symptoms. Prevention is key to general bone health. Are you at risk? What we can do for our bones? - these are just some of the issues that will be discussed in this lecture. Scientific research is suggesting that a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet will help build and maintain strong bones. Furthermore, a bone health safeguards should be part of our everyday lives.