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Could Broken Hips Be Prevented with a Diet High in Fish and Flax?

Could Broken Hips Be Prevented with a Diet High in Fish and Flax?

Having elevated levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood may lower a postmenopausal woman's risk for hip fractures, according to recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Read More


Practicing Tai Chi May Help Stroke Survivors Reduce Risk of Falling

Practicing Tai Chi May Help Stroke Survivors Reduce Risk of Falling

Practicing Tai Chi may reduce the incidence of falls amongst stroke survivors. This is according to research presented at the American Stroke Association%u2019s International Stroke Conference. When compared to standard care or participating in a fitness program, stroke survivors practicing Ta... Read More


Cataract Surgery Helps Reduce Hip Fracture Risk

Cataract Surgery Helps Reduce Hip Fracture Risk

Older people with a diagnosis of cataracts face a lower risk of hip fracture following cataract surgery. The large study, appearing in JAMA, suggests that the vision-improving surgery may reduce the occurrence of injury-related falls. 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


Discovery Hints At the Immune System's Role in Bone Loss

Discovery Hints At the Immune System's Role in Bone Loss

A new study out of UCLA links high cholesterol and osteoporosis and identifies a new role that the body's immune cells play in bone loss. Published in the Journal Clinical Immunology, the research could lead to immune-based approaches for treating osteoporosis. The disease causes fragile bones... Read More


High Dose Vitamin D Can Prevent Falls For Seniors Over 65

High Dose Vitamin D Can Prevent Falls For Seniors Over 65

Elderly people taking a daily supplement of vitamin D at a dose of 700-1000 IU (international unit of measurement) reduce their risk of falling by 19%, according to a study published on bmj.com. Every year, one in three people over aged 65 experiences at least one fall, with around 6% resultin... Read More


Six Ways to Lower Hip-Fracture Rates

Six Ways to Lower Hip-Fracture Rates

Adopting a set of aggressive guidelines to manage patients with osteoporosis, or “bone-thinning,” can lower hip-fracture rates by more than 37 percent, a recent study showed.     Fractures in hip bones made brittle by osteoporosis are a leading cause of earlier-tha... Read More


Insight Into Faster Healing of Seniors' Broken Bones

Insight Into Faster Healing of Seniors' Broken Bones

As people age, bone healing becomes slower and poorer. But a new drug may provide hope of restoring to seniors the rapid bone healing of youth, according to a recent study.     The research, which is presented in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, offers hope to the rou... Read More



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