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FRISBEE project

Without appropriate treatment, one woman out of three runs the risk of having a fracture after the age of 50. The cause? Osteoporosis, a chronic and silent disease that makes bones more fragile, especially amongst women in menopause. It is called the "silent thief". A major concern, given the «grandmothers boom». Fortunately, thanks to an appropriate treatment 30 to 60% of the risk can be reduced. Hence the importance to detect women at risk in a timely manner!

At present, the screening is carried out on the basis of osteodensitometry, a method to measure bone density. Merely performing this research is insufficient to predict the risk of fractures; a large number of ladies with a fracture have densitometry results that comply with the standards. It is therefore essential to take into account other risk factors of osteoporosis and fracture of the persons concerned so that appropriate treatment can be provided.

FRISBEE (Fracture Risk Brussels Epidemiological Enquiry)

In 2007, a large-scale epidemiological study was therefore set up in the Brugmann University Hospital. The purpose of this study is to develop a model that can measure the risk of fractures in women over 60 taking into account a variety of factors. After nine years the FRISBEE project is still running successfully, with the publication of articles, presentation of theses and development of new projects. With more than 3.560 participants the FRISBEE project is one of the largest research projects in its kind in Europe and the most important in Belgium!

If you want to support this research, make a donation to the Brugmann Foundation through IBAN: BE04 3630 9206 1831, BIC: BBRUBEBB.
Donations of 40 € are tax deductible.

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