Saturday, July 4, 2020

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...

High Doses of Vitamin D May Speed Loss of Bone Mineral...

Exposing bare skin to sunlight for as little as 10-15 minutes is all it takes for the human body to synthesize the vitamin D...

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...

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...

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.

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,...

Low-Dose Vitamin D May Not Prevent Fractures In Healthy Women –...

Vitamin D and calcium are dietary requirements, but it's unclear how much is best for us. New draft findings by the United States Preventive Services Task Force conclude that for healthy, postmenopausal women, daily supplementation with low levels of vitamin D -- up to 400 international units -- combined with 1,000 milligrams of calcium, does not reduce fracture risk.

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...

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....

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...

Potential Treatment For Bone Death In The Hip From Osteonecrosis

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found a potential new treatment for osteonecrosis, or the death of bone tissue, in people who are treated with steroids for several common medical conditions. There are currently no treatment options for people with this debilitating disease.

Osteoporosis Drugs May Boost Cancer Risk

People who take bisphosphonates, or bone-strengthening drugs for osteoporosis, may have a slightly higher risk of developing esophageal cancer, especially if they take them for several years, a study out this week in the British Journal of Medicine finds.