Osteoperosis Articles & Stories:

Muscles Benefit Bones Three Times More than Fat

Muscles Benefit Bones Three Times More than Fat Although it is widely known that overweight individuals develop stronger bones, a hot topic for osteoporosis investigators over the last 20 years has been whether muscle or fat has a greater impact on bone mineral density. Vietnamese and Australian researchers have now demonstrated that the im... Read More

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

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

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

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

Older Patients Can Avoid Fractures with Lifestyle Changes

Older Patients Can Avoid Fractures with Lifestyle Changes Some elderly patients who are aware of their elevated fracture risk will make beneficial lifestyle changes to avoid them, according to a new study published in Osteoporosis International. Some of these changes include wearing proper footwear, taking supplements, and exercise. Read More

Osteoporosis May Best Be Treatable with Combination Drug Therapy

Osteoporosis May Best Be Treatable with Combination Drug Therapy A combination of two different drugs for osteoporosis was discovered to increase bone mineral density more than treatment with either drug alone. This is according to the results of a small clinical trial published The Lancet. Read More

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