Category Archives: Osteoporosis

Lactation for more than four months depletes mom’s bone density

Maternal bone density decreases after childbirth, but only among women who lactate for at least four months. The lactation period is unrelated to vitamin D status. A PhD thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy has explored the issue. The most important role … Continue reading

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Soybean foods may protect menopausal women against osteoporosis

Eating a diet rich in both soy protein and isoflavones can protect menopausal women from bone weakening and osteoporosis, according to the results of a preliminary study presented today at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Edinburgh. Osteoporosis is … Continue reading

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Jumping High Can Predict Strong Bones in Adolescents

Newswise — Every year at least 250,000 older Americans are hospitalized for hip fractures. It is hard to recover from a hip fracture, and many people lose their independence afterward. Low bone strength during the growing the years can lead … Continue reading

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Low-weight, high-repetition exercise increases bone density up to 8 percent in adults

BALTIMORE - October 26, 2015 - A new research study published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness finds that low-weight, high-repetition resistance training increases bone mineral density in adults, challenging assumptions that heavy weight-training is required to … Continue reading

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Vibration Therapy to Prevent Bone Loss and Falls: Mechanisms and Efficacy

Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2015 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] Vibration Therapy to Prevent Bone Loss and Falls: Mechanisms and Efficacy. Beck BR1. Author information 1School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD, 4222, Australia. B.Beck@griffith.edu.au. Abstract A … Continue reading

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Exercise eases knee osteoarthritis, temporarily

(Reuters Health) - A therapeutic program of weight-bearing exercise reduces pain and improves joint function, at least for two to six months, for people with osteoarthritis, according to a review of previous trials. “We had a systematic review for Cochrane … Continue reading

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Black tea, some flavonoids associated with lower risk of fracture-related hospitalizations in elderly women at high risk

Tea and flavonoid intake predict osteoporotic fracture risk in elderly Australian women: a prospective study 1,2 First published August 12, 2015, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.115.109892 Am J Clin Nutr October 2015 vol. 102 no. 4 958-965 Gael Myers3,6, Richard L Prince3,4, Deborah … Continue reading

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Increasing calcium intake unlikely to boost bone health or prevent fractures, say experts

Increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements is unlikely to improve bone health or prevent fractures in older people, conclude two studies published in The BMJ this week. Collectively, these results suggest that increasing calcium intake, through supplements or … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s drug could prevent bone fractures

The most common drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease increases bone mass in mice, according to one of the first research articles published in the new open access journal Heliyon. The authors of the study, from Saitama Medical University in … Continue reading

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Avandia Boosts Fracture Risk

Newswise — CHAPEL HILL, NC – Inside our bones there is fat. Diabetes increases the amount of this marrow fat. And now a study from the UNC School of Medicine shows how some diabetes drugs substantially increase bone fat and … Continue reading

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Growth Hormone Reduces Risk of Osteoporosis Fractures in Older Women

Newswise — Washington, DC—For years after it was administered, growth hormone continued to reduce the risk of fractures and helped maintain bone density in postmenopausal women who had osteoporosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal … Continue reading

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High blood sugar may inhibit positive effects of exercise on bone health in people with diabetes

Newswise — Diabetes, which now affects almost 30 million Americans, can cause serious health complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and lower-extremity amputations. A lesser-known but equally grave complication is the effect of diabetes on bone health. “Clinical trials … Continue reading

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Short time between pregnancies linked to osteoporosis

(Reuters Health) - Women who have pregnancies less than a year apart may have a greater risk for osteoporosis later in life than those who wait longer between babies, a study suggests. Researchers compared the reproductive histories of 239 postmenopausal … Continue reading

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Maybe quality, rather than quantity, of movement should be used in rehabilitation

J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(1):21-30. doi: 10.1682/JRRD.2014.03.0086. Timed loaded standing in female chronic fatigue syndrome compared with other populations. Eyskens JB1, Nijs J, D’Août K, Sand A, Wouters K, Moorkens G. Author information 1Department of Internal Medicine, Antwerp University Hospital, … Continue reading

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WEEKEND screen time linked to poorer bone health in teen boys

Weekend screen time is linked to poorer teen bone health-but only in boys, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ Open. The apparent lack of impact of leisure screen time on teen girls’ bone health may be explained by … Continue reading

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Dental implants result in better quality of life for osteoporotic women

With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth. But what treatment for tooth loss provides women with the highest degree of satisfaction in their work and social lives? A new study by Case Western … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis Linked with Heart Disease in Older People

Newswise — University of Southampton scientists have discovered a link between coronary heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes. In one of the first studies of its kind to use a special scanning technique, researchers found … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis Drug Use Has Dropped Following Media Reports of Safety Concerns

Following a decade of steady growth, use of bisphosphonates—medications that are effective for treating osteoporosis—declined in the United States by more than 50% from 2008 to 2012. The sudden drop seemed to occur after media reports highlighted safety concerns, such … Continue reading

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Elder hip fractures are caused by falls, not osteoporosis

Anti-osteoporotic medication is not an effective means for preventing hip fractures among the elderly, concludes a study recently published in the BMJ. According to Professor Teppo Järvinen from the University of Helsinki, who heads the research group, the prevalent assumption … Continue reading

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Men far less likely to prevent, screen for osteoporosis: North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System

Great Neck, NY - While the consequences of osteoporosis are worse in men than women - including death - older males are far less likely to take preventive measures against the potentially devastating bone-thinning disease or accept recommendations for screening, … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis linked to higher risk of sudden deafness: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

(Reuters Health) – People with osteoporosis may be almost twice as likely to develop sudden hearing loss, compared to people without the bone disease, according to researchers in Taiwan. The cause of this sudden deafness is unknown, but the rapid … Continue reading

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Higher rate of sudden deafness among people with bone disease

Newswise — Washington, DC—People who have osteoporosis face a 1.76-fold higher risk of developing sudden deafness than those who do not have the bone disease, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & … Continue reading

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Weight loss linked to bone loss in middle aged women: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

(Reuters Health) - Losing weight in middle age may mean losing not just unwanted fat, but also precious bone density, at least for women, a new U.S. study suggests. Regardless of the types of foods or amount of calcium in … Continue reading

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Higher risk of early death among those with painful knee osteoarthritis: ARUK Centre of Excellence for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, University of Oxford

Milan, Italy - March 28, 2015 Research looking at risk of early mortality of British middle-aged women and osteoarthritis was presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases. It shows that any painful knee osteoarthritis is … Continue reading

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Bone-loss score may tip off doctors to gum disease in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women susceptible to bone fractures may also be a higher risk for gum disease, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Case/Cleveland Clinic Postmenopausal Health Collaboration (CCCPOHC). Researchers found a link between postmenopausal … Continue reading

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Why frequent kidney-stone sufferers have higher heart disease risk

Newswise — Washington, DC (January 29, 2015) — Blood vessel calcification may put people who develop recurrent kidney stones at increased risk of heart disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the … Continue reading

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Good life satisfaction has beneficial effects on bone health

Women aged 60-70 who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density and they suffer from osteoporosis less frequently than their unsatisfied peers, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. Osteoporosis is a … Continue reading

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Bone loss drugs may help prevent endometrial cancer

A new analysis suggests that women who use bisphosphonates-medications commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions-have about half the risk of developing endometrial cancer as women who do not use the drugs. Published early online in CANCER, a … Continue reading

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Weight loss of 10 percent or more in seniors significantly raises hip fracture risk

Taipei, November 15, 2014 - While a low body mass index (BMI) of less than 20 kg/m2 has been shown to be an independent risk factor for hip fractures, far less is known about the relationship of body weight changes … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis, Not Just a Woman’s Disease

Newswise — BOSTON – Each year nearly two million Americans suffer osteoporosis-related fractures, and as the population ages that number is expected to increase dramatically, placing a major burden on the health care system. While osteoporosis prevention and treatment efforts … Continue reading

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High milk intake linked with HIGHER fracture and mortality risk: British Medical Journal

A high milk intake in women and men is not accompanied by a lower risk of fracture and instead may be associated with a higher rate of death, suggests observational research published in The BMJ this week. This may be … Continue reading

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Kidney Stones May Be Linked to Bone Fracture Risk

Newswise — Washington, DC (October 23, 2014) — People who develop kidney stones may be at increased risk of experiencing bone fractures, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of … Continue reading

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Resveratrol in red wine has potential as osteoporosis treatment

Washington, DC—Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine and grapes, increased spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome and could hold promise as a treatment for osteoporosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal … Continue reading

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Drink up, but those soft drinks could eventually help you break a hip

Soda consumption and risk of hip fractures in postmenopausal women in the Nurses’ Health Study 1,2,3,4 First published August 6, 2014, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.114.083352 Am J Clin Nutr September 2014 ajcn.083352 Teresa T Fung, Meredith H Arasaratnam, Francine Grodstein, Jeffrey N … Continue reading

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Identifying postmenopausal women with risk of osteoporosis

A team of specialists from the University Hospital of Navarre has demonstrated the high sensitivity of three bone remodeling markers when deciding whether the patient is suffering from osteoporosis or not. According to the specialists from the Biochemical Laboratory at … Continue reading

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Musculoskeletal conditions have higher health care cost burden

A new study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014) highlights the increased health care costs associated with musculoskeletal conditions compared to other diseases. Health care costs were almost 50% higher for people with a … Continue reading

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Melatonin supplements may make bones stronger

McGill researchers have shown that melatonin supplements may make bones stronger in old rats. This suggests a possible avenue for the prevention of osteoporosis. Bones are built up by certain cells known as osteoblasts during the daytime and broken down … Continue reading

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Asthma, bone loss linked in new study

Newswise — ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 1, 2014) – Some of the 26 million Americans with asthma may also be prone to bone loss. According to a study published today in the May issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & … Continue reading

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Sleep apnea means higher osteoporosis risk

Newswise — Washington, DC—A diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea may raise the risk of osteoporosis, particularly among women or older individuals, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Sleep apnea … Continue reading

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Breathing problems, asthma linked to bone loss in new study

(Reuters Health) - People with asthma-related breathing problems may be at increased risk for bone loss, according to a new study. The study examined the records of more than 7,000 adults in Seoul, Korea, and found those with a certain … Continue reading

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Does too much time at the computer lead to lower bone mineral density in adolescents?

Results of a study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, showed that in boys, higher screen time was adversely associated to bone mineral density (BMD) at all sites even when adjusted for specific lifestyle … Continue reading

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New exercise recommendations for people with osteoporosis and spine fractures

Today, experts from the Too Fit to Fracture Initiative presented the results of an international consensus process to establish exercise recommendations for people with osteoporosis, with or without spine fractures. The results were presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, … Continue reading

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How much magnesium should you take? The experts do not seem to know.

Magnesium intake, bone mineral density, and fractures: results from the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study 1,2,3,4 First published February 5, 2014, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.113.067488 Am J Clin Nutr April 2014 ajcn.067488 Tonya S Orchard, Joseph C Larson, Nora Alghothani, Sharon Bout-Tabaku, … Continue reading

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Metabolic syndrome has no explicit effect on bone fractures: BMC Endocrine Disorders

Association between metabolic syndrome and bone fractures: a meta-analysis of observational studies Kan Sun, Jianmin Liu, Nan Lu, Hanxiao Sun and Guang Ning BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014, 14:13 doi:10.1186/1472-6823-14-13 Published: 9 February 2014 Abstract (provisional) Background Emerging epidemiological evidence suggest … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis screening recommendations may miss two-thirds of women aged 50 to 64

FINDINGS: Women who are 65 and older routinely undergo bone-density testing to screen for osteoporosis. But for those between the ages of 50 and 64, it has been unclear who should be screened. Researchers sought to determine how well the … Continue reading

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Wrist fracture significantly raises risk of hip fracture

Asian study shows patients with Colles’ fracture are at higher risk than patients with osteoporosis to have a subsequent hip fracture within one year; Colles’ fracture and osteoporosis together further increase the risk of hip fracture Hong Kong, China-A new … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis drugs compared for side effects, efficacy in Loyola study

A study comparing the efficacy and tolerability of two popular osteoporosis drugs, denosumab and zoledronic acid, found that denosumab had a significantly greater effect on increasing spine bone mineral density and zoledronic acid caused more flulike symptoms. These findings were … Continue reading

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Why Some People Taking Drugs for Osteoporosis Are at Risk for Fractures

RELATED: Yoga for Osteoporosis: The Complete Guide Newswise — Research with baboons at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio may help explain why some people who take bone-strengthening drugs like bisphosphonates are at-risk for atypical fractures in the … Continue reading

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The deadly news about all osteoporotic fractures

It is well known that hip and vertebral fractures increase the risk of premature death. Until now, little has been known about the clinical impact of non-hip, non-vertebral fractures – so new Australian research showing that they may also increase … Continue reading

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Vitamin D supplements for bone density probably not appropriate for those over 50

The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 11 October 2013 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61647-5Cite or Link Using DOI Effects of vitamin D supplements on bone mineral density: a systematic review and meta-analysis Prof Ian R Reid MD a b Corresponding AuthorEmail Address, Mark J Bolland … Continue reading

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