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Exercise Programs Benefit Older Breast Cancer Survivors

Exercise Programs Benefit Older Breast Cancer Survivors

Recent research indicates that older breast cancer survivors should following ongoing exercise programs involving impact and resistance training to build and maintain muscle strength and bone density. This is according to research reported in The Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Read More


Women Face Major Threat to Their Future Independence in the Form of Osteoporosis

Women Face Major Threat to Their Future Independence in the Form of Osteoporosis

According to new research published by the International Osteoporosis foundation, women can expect to live lengthier lives but that quality of life can be serious impaired if nothing is done to protect their bone health. Postmenopausal women are the group that faces the highest risk of osteopo... Read More


Cartilage Repair Knee Operations May be a 'Waste of Time'

Cartilage Repair Knee Operations May be a 'Waste of Time'

A new study from Finland indicates that thousands of individuals who have undergone arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn cartilage could be wasting their time. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the report on the Finnish Degenerative Meniscal Lesion Study reveals that the ... Read More


Bone Healing Impaired by Binge Drinking

Bone Healing Impaired by Binge Drinking

Doctors have long observed that binge drinking can greatly impair the healing process following a bone fracture. Now research from Loyola University Medical Center researchers is giving new insight into how alcohol slows healing at both the molecular and cellular levels. The findings could als... Read More


Osteoporosis Not Prevented by Vitamin D Supplements

Osteoporosis Not Prevented by Vitamin D Supplements

Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density, according to a study that included over 4,000 healthy adults. Published in The Lancet, the study concluded that, with almost half of adults over the age of 50 using vitamin D supplements, continuing widespread use of these supplements ... Read More


Tea Consumption Can Help Weight Loss and Improve Bone Health and Mood

Tea Consumption Can Help Weight Loss and Improve Bone Health and Mood

A collection of 12 new articles from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrate that tea may boost a person%u2019s health in a number of ways including the promotion of weight loss, preventing chronic illness, and improving mood. Read More


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


Osteoporosis Risk Likely Increased By Fat In Organs And Blood

Osteoporosis Risk Likely Increased By Fat In Organs And Blood

Having excess belly fat has recently been found to be a risk factor for bone loss. Now, a new study has determined that a buildup of excess muscle and liver fat may also be detrimental to bone health. Published in the journal Radiology, the study finds that obese individuals with higher levels... Read More


Study Finds Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Accelerated Aging of Bones

Study Finds Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Accelerated Aging of Bones

Everyone is aware that as we age, our bones become more fragile. Now a team of U.S. and German researchers have demonstrated that this process of aging bones can be greatly accelerated through deficiency of vitamin D - also known as the sunshine vitamin. Read More


Calcium and Vitamin D Help Hormones Help Bones Following Menopause

Calcium and Vitamin D Help Hormones Help Bones Following Menopause

Should postmenopausal women take vitamin D and calcium supplements to aid their bone health? Many recommendations conflict, and opinions are strong. However, an analysis from the Women's Health Initiative trial shows evidence supporting the use of supplements - at least in the case of women ta... Read More


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