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Proper nutrition may prevent osteoporosis as well as jaw and teeth problems
Many people know of the spine and hip fracture risks that are associated with osteoporosis, although few may be aware that the condition can affect teeth and jaw bone as well. Brushing twice daily, flossing and undergoing yearly dentist check-ups are beneficial; however, there are several other steps people can take to prevent oral diseases and bone decay.
Children with bowel disease may have increased risk of developing osteoporosis
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic inflammatory conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis that affect the intestinal tract. A new study suggests that children with IBD may be at risk for low bone mineral density (BMD).
Soy isoflavones may increase bone health
Most people are aware that milk and dairy products provide calcium and vitamin D, which promote bone strength. However, a number of other natural compounds in foods might help strengthen bones as well.
Child abuse may increase risks of osteoporosis in adulthood
According to a new study, physical, sexual or psychological trauma suffered in childhood may lead to a weakened immune system later in life. Adults with weakened immune systems often suffer from poor bone and heart health, as well as a number of other bodily issues.
Study: Thyroid function related to bone density
A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reveals that healthy postmenopausal women with slightly elevated levels of thyroid function are at a higher risk for low bone mineral density (BMD) and therefore fractures.
Study: Osteoporosis-related bone fractures decrease quality of life
According to a recent study, osteoporosis is more common in women who fractured bones when they were younger. The study, which was published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also found that women with this condition experience a similar loss in health-related quality of life as those with arthritis, lung disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.
Long-term PPI use may lead to increased risk for osteoporosis
Individuals who use proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) - a group of drugs whose main action is a long-lasting reduction of heartburn - may experience health benefits as well risks, according to the Cortland Forum.
New study suggests link between childhood obesity and poor bone health
Research has shown that overweight children who do not receive enough exercise may be at high risk for type 2 diabetes. However, a study recently published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that these children may also be at risk for osteoporosis.
Researchers find clues about bone deterioration by studying bears
Researchers from Michigan Technological University (MTU) have found clues about disuse osteoporosis in an unlikely place, namely bear bones. Seth Donahue, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at MTU discovered that bears maintain bone formation while they hibernate.
Children with celiac disease may be prone to poor bone health
Celiac disease is an inherited digestive condition, which is triggered by the consumption of the protein gluten, according to the Mayo Clinic. Children with this disease may need to include certain vitamins in their diets in order to prevent weak bones and osteoporosis.
Researchers find potential cause of valproate's bone loss effects
Adults who suffer from neurological conditions such as bipolar disorder and epilepsy are often given the drug valproate as part of ongoing treatment. However, long-term use of this medication is known to cause bone loss, which could lead to osteoporosis.
Thyroid hormone screenings may help prevent osteoporosis
In order to prevent osteoporosis, many medical professionals recommend weight-bearing exercise and increased calcium intake. However, post-menopausal women may also benefit from routine thyroid hormone screenings, as endocrine imbalances may cause bone mineral density (BMD) loss.
Study: Bisphosphonate use may not cause esophageal cancer
Some reports have suggested that the use of oral bisphosphonates may be linked to esophageal cancer. However, a recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association shows that evidence may not be conclusive.
Osteoporosis may be under-diagnosed in men
Due to the fact that osteoporosis affects one in two women over a lifetime, many Americans are unaware that the condition affects one in five men as well. USA Today reports that because women generally have smaller skeletons, they lose more bone mass earlier and faster as they age. However, men with certain risk factors may be more likely to develop the bone-loss disorder.
Certain foods may contribute to osteoporosis
Americans who are concerned about eventually having osteoporosis may want to reconsider the foods that they eat. According to Helium.com, weight loss diets have been associated with up to 25 percent of osteoporosis cases, due to improper levels of nutrients. In order to promote good bone health, people may want to eat balanced diets and avoid certain foods.

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