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Nestlé NESVITA to support the 4th Pan Arab Osteoporosis Conference in Dubai

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, March 04 - 2008 @ 16:56

This conference is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Industry and President of Dubai Health Authority.

The conference will provide a forum for prominent international experts and regional specialists.

The physicians attending will include Mary Bouxsein – Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; Ghassan Maalouf – Professor of Clinical Orthopedics, Lebanon; Hussein Saadi – Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE and Samir Elbadawi – Professor of Rheumatology, Cairo University, Egypt.

The major topics to be discussed will include Fracture Risk and Bone Health Issues, Therapeutics and Imaging in Osteoporosis and Regional and Global Epidemiological Osteoporosis Data.

Kumaran Nowuram, the Business Executive Manager of the Dairy Category in NESTLÉ Middle East stated:

“Nestlé NESVITA Pro-Bones is proud to support the Pan Arab Osteoporosis Conference and the 1st Emirates Osteoporosis Conference in its efforts to promote further awareness of osteoporosis amongst both the general public and the health professionals. Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease in which bones become fragile and porous leading to an increase risk of bone fractures and breakage. It has become particularly prevalent in the GCC, affecting 16% of young women. Osteoporosis is a growing worldwide health problem, where one out of three women and one out of five men are affected”.

“On a positive note, Osteoporosis can be prevented by adopting healthy dietary and lifestyle habits, by being physically active and following a balanced diet rich in Calcium and other important nutrients for strong, healthy bones,” states Karine Antoniades Turk, the Market Nutritionist for Nestlé Middle East.

“Nestlé NESVITA Pro-Bones is a Low Fat Milk that is not only enriched with Calcium to provide women between the ages of 19 to 50 with their Daily Calcium Requirement with just two glasses every day, but it also includes CalciLock, a unique combination of nutrients that helps absorb and lock Calcium into the bones.

“By extending our support to this conference, we at NESTLÉ aim to highlight the various causes of Osteoporosis, the risk factors involved, and above all the importance of healthy dietary and lifestyle habits to prevent Osteoporosis. This initiative is a part of NESTLÉ NESVITA year long awareness drive that was launched to mark the Global ‘World Osteoporosis Day’ Campaign on the 20th of October 2007.”

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