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New Sea Coral Material May Make Bone Grafts Better

New Sea Coral Material May Make Bone Grafts Better

Bone grafts may one day include sea coral more extensively, all because of a small clinical study that discovered that refining its properties makes it more compatible and degradable compared to a currently used derivative. The study was conducted by researchers at Swansea University in the UK... Read More


Physical Activity Levels in Childhood Lowers Fracture Risk in Old Age

Physical Activity Levels in Childhood Lowers Fracture Risk in Old Age

Get out there and be active with your kids, you may be helping them to prevent a broken hip as they get older. This is according to researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in Chicago, IL. Read More


Feed Your Bones: Your Body Will Thank You

Feed Your Bones: Your Body Will Thank You

Recent research is uncovering evidence that our bodies do much more than support our muscle and skin. They have the capacity to nourish us and communicate with other areas of the body. Bones are an essential component of the connective tissue system that embodies the blood, fascia, tendon, lig... Read More


Osteoporosis Risk in Men Elevated by the Presence of Belly Fat

Osteoporosis Risk in Men Elevated by the Presence of Belly Fat

Men who have excess belly fat, also known as visceral fat, face an elevated risk of osteoporosis when compared with men who are in shape, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Read More


Children Should Exercise to Ward off Osteoporosis

Children Should Exercise to Ward off Osteoporosis

For teens, playing football, soccer, or running for at least three hours a week could aid in counteracting the potential damage to bone health caused by extended time sitting. An international team of researchers have discovered evidence that adolescents who invest long hours in particular sed... Read More


Calcium And Vitamin D Supplements Hold Questionable Value

Calcium And Vitamin D Supplements Hold Questionable Value

Handing out prescriptions for calcium and vitamin D supplements for men at risk of bone loss from hormonal treatment for prostate cancer would appear to be beneficial. However, new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center showed that this type of supplementation did not show any improv... Read More


Sodium Leaving the Body Can Deplete Calcium Stores

Sodium Leaving the Body Can Deplete Calcium Stores

The scientific community has always wondered how people who eat sodium-rich diets are more likely to develop medical conditions like kidney stones and osteoporosis. Now researchers from the University of Alberta may have uncovered the answer through their studies with animal lab models and cells. Read More


High-Impact Exercise Improves Adolescent Bone Strength

High-Impact Exercise Improves Adolescent Bone Strength

Exercises that involve high impact movements like jumping and skipping have been found to have the greatest benefits for adolescent bone health. A simple ten minute school based intervention, provided twice a week for eight weeks, resulted in a noticeable improvement in bone and muscle strengt... Read More


Inhibiting a Protein Prevents Bone Loss

Inhibiting a Protein Prevents Bone Loss

A new drug inhibits a protein necessary for the formation and function of cells that break down bone, a recent study showed, a development that may have important repercussions for the treatment of diseases that involve bone loss, such as osteoporosis, periodontitis and arthritis. The study, w... Read More


Green Tea May Help Strengthen Bones

Green Tea May Help Strengthen Bones

Green tea, one of the most popular drinks around the world, may benefit bone health, according to new research from Hong Kong. Researchers suggest it has the potential to help prevent and treat osteoporosis and other bone diseases suffered by millions of people worldwide. Read More



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