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DO-HEALTH a multi-center clinical trial on healthy ageing achieves first milestone
Date:9/9/2013

Nyon, Switzerland (September 9, 2013) Europe's largest healthy ageing study DO-HEALTH which aims to provide evidence for the safety of three simple preventive interventions: vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and a simple home exercise programme, has recruited 532 of its target 2,000 seniors. In Europe, the number of seniors aged 70 and over will increase by 40 per cent in the next 20 years, and those aged 80 and above will more than double. If action to ensure people age healthily is not taken, not only will it impact their quality of life but it will result in a huge economic burden on health systems in the future.

This is the first large European multi-centre clinical trial which seeks to provide evidence for effective, affordable, and well-tolerated strategies that prevent or delay chronic disease at older age and prolong healthy life expectancy. "We are pleased to announce that the DO-HEALTH study is on track and on target in achieving the 25% recruitment milestone," announced Professor Heike Bischoff-Ferrari, Director of the Centre on Aging and Mobility of Zurich University and DO-HEALTH Principal Investigator.

The seven participating DO-HEALTH study centres in Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland are recruiting participants who are 70 years or older, mobile and living independently at home, to take part in the three-year study. Five of the centres are above their targets with 26 to 36% of participants already recruited.

As the European population rapidly ages, age-related chronic diseases in seniors have become a central concern. Chronic diseases prevent millions of seniors from leading longer, more active and independent lives while placing a heavy burden on health care systems and society as a whole.

Among the most promising affordable strategies to promote healthy ageing are vitamin D, marine omega-3 fatty acids and physical exercise. However, their individual and combined effects have yet to be confirmed in a large clinical trial. DO-HEALTH will investigate the impact of these simple strategies in the prevention of chronic disease at older age and will study their role in the prevention of fractures and falls, functional decline, high blood pressure, cognitive decline and pain from osteoarthritis.

International Osteoporosis Foundation CEO, Judy Stenmark stated "Chronic diseases are by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, imposing an enormous burden on patients, their families and on society as a whole. With its ageing population, Europe will have to deal with a dramatic increase in chronic diseases in the next decade therefore, studies such as DO-HEALTH are essential in helping us to better understand and control the disease burden."

She continued, "DO-HEALTH is set to make a vital contribution to the development of low-cost, universally accessible strategies in the fight against age-related chronic diseases. IOF congratulates the DO-HEALTH centres for their dedication to this important study."


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Contact: Charanjit K. Jagait
CJagait@iofbonehealth.org
41-229-940-102
International Osteoporosis Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

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