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Mild hyperthyroidism may increase risk of death among the elderly
According to a team of Italian researchers from the University of Parma, having mild, asymptomatic hyperthyroidism - a form of thyroid disease in which the gland overproduces thyroid hormones - can dramatically increase the risk of death among the elderly.
Extent of facial wrinkles may indicate postmenopausal osteoporosis risk
Recent scientific inquiry conducted at Phoenix's Kronos Longevity Research Institute has indicated that the severity of a postmenopausal woman's facial wrinkles may predict her risk of osteoporosis.
Researchers say late-life increases in calcium may not reduce osteoporosis-related fracture risk
Consuming calcium is an important way to prevent osteoporosis, but new research has suggested that after years of poor diet, a late-life move to supplementation of the mineral may not reduce the risk of fractures or bone loss.
Study links fruit, vegetable consumption to lower osteoporosis risk in mature women
In order to explore the connection between diet and osteoporosis, a team of Canadian scientists recently conducted a medical literature review of all articles dealing with the link between bone health and the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Broken ankles do not necessarily indicate osteoporotic fracture risk among aging women
Though a number of studies have associated hip and vertebral pressure fractures with an increased likelihood of osteoporosis, a new study from a team of Canadian researchers indicated that broken ankles do not confer a greater risk of subsequent osteoporotic fractures among women age 50 or older.
Questionnaire helps doctors predict female non-adherence to osteoporosis medications
Because individuals who neglect to take treatments for bone loss are at a high risk for fractures, scientists at Boston's Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently created a series of questions designed to help physicians predict which patients will not adhere to their osteoporosis medications.
Synthetic parathyroid hormone, supplements may help heal osteoporosis-related stress fractures
Because the long-term use of certain osteoporosis medications paradoxically increases the risk of stress fractures, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco recently investigated the potential that synthetic parathyroid hormone has for treating such injuries.
Researchers calculate the cost of osteoporosis-related hip fractures among elderly care residents
While the number of osteoporosis-related fractures that occur in a year is relatively well known, the direct cost of these injuries is rarely quantified, which is why a group of UK scientists recently attempted to do just that.
Osteoporosis medications reduce risk of death in women
Due to the increased risk of death associated with osteoporosis, researchers from Australia's Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the University of New South Wales recently analyzed the effect that medications for bone loss have on longevity.
Canadian osteoporosis-related hip fracture rates drop, yet remain significant
Due to the negative impact osteoporosis-related hip fractures can have on mobility and quality of life, a team of Canadian researchers recently set out to estimate the risk of such an injury among people age 50 and older.
Gender, primary language affect knowledge of osteoporosis
Researchers from Canada and the U.S. recently tested the knowledge of osteoporosis among fracture patients, and what they found is that many men and people who spoke English as a second language (ESL) were less likely to have an adequate understanding of progressive bone loss.
Low bone mineral density increases risks of heart attacks, as well as osteoporosis
It is commonly accepted that having a low bone mineral density (BMD) increases the likelihood of osteoporosis, but new research indicates that this skeletal deficiency can also boost the risk of heart attacks for both genders.
Osteoporosis treatment is less common among people with dementia
A study conducted by Swedish scientists has concluded that among elderly people with osteoporosis, those who suffer from dementia are less likely than their peers to receive treatments for progressive bone loss.
Scientists tabulate osteoporosis risk factors in aging fracture patients
Among aging patients who are admitted for fractures, more than a quarter can be found to have previously undiagnosed health conditions that contribute to the onset of osteoporosis, according to a study conducted in the Netherlands.
Trial finds that osteoporosis drug increases bone turnover but does not lower fracture risk
A study conducted by a group of Japanese bone researchers has found that the osteoporosis drug bazedoxifene, which is still in development, stimulates bone turnover but does not decrease fracture risk in postmenopausal women.
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