Sunday, November 18, 2018

Bad Break: Osteoporosis-Related Bone Fractures Linked to Ambient Air Pollution

Exposure to air pollution is associated with osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density and increased risk of bone fractures, according to a new study...

Calcium Guidelines Challenged by Meta-Analyses

Only two good randomized controlled trials have examined dietary calcium's effects on fracture risk, and they were too small to produce statistically significant results,...

Men Twice as Likely to Die After Hip Fracture

Alarming new data published today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), shows that one-third of all hip fractures worldwide occur in men, with mortality...

Overlooked Cells Double Effects of New Osteoporosis Therapy

Experiments in mice with a bone disorder similar to that in women after menopause show that a scientifically overlooked group of cells are likely...

New Osteoporosis Discovery – Shock-Absorbing ‘Goo’ in Bones Root Cause of...

New findings show that much of the mineral from which bone is made consists of 'goo' trapped between tiny crystals, allowing movement between them....

Osteoporosis a Major Threat to Women’s Independence

According to a new report published by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), women may expect to live longer but their quality of life will...

Reversing Osteoporosis Reduces Fracture Risks in 78-Year-Old Patient

By Hyla Cass, MD Recently, one of my long-time patients, a 78-year-old woman named Jean, called to tell me that her Beverly Hills endocrinologist was...

Leptin May Play A Role in Hearing And Vision Loss, Zebrafish...

Leptin -- commonly dubbed the "fat hormone" -- does more than tell the brain when to eat. A new study by researchers at The University of Akron and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) shows that leptin may play a role in hearing and vision loss. This discovery, made in zebrafish treated to produce low leptin, could ultimately help doctors better understand sensory loss in humans.

Good Diet, Proper Exercise Help Protect Astronauts’ Bones

Eating right and exercising hard in space helps protect International Space Station astronauts' bones, a finding that may help solve one of the key problems facing future explorers heading beyond low Earth orbit. A new study, published in the September 2012 issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, looked at the mineral density of specific bones as well as the entire skeleton of astronauts who used a new, stronger "weight lifting" machine.

Mediterranean Diet Enriched With Olive Oil May Protect Bone

A study to be published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) shows consumption of a Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil for two years is associated with increased serum osteocalcin concentrations, suggesting a protective effect on bone.

Diets High In Salt Could Deplete Calcium In The Body

When sodium leaves a body, it takes calcium along with it, creating risk for kidney stones and osteoporosis. The scientific community has always wanted to know why people who eat high-salt diets are prone to developing medical problems such as kidney stones and osteoporosis.

Discovery Of Epigenetic Links In Cell-Fate Decisions Of Adult Stem Cells...

The ability to control whether certain stem cells ultimately become bone cells holds great promise for regenerative medicine and potential therapies aimed at treating metabolic bone diseases.