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Electrolyte disorder boosts fracture risk in elderly, but connection to osteoporosis is unclear
Dutch researchers recently confirmed what several prior reports have suggested about the blood disease hyponatremia - namely, that low levels of sodium in the blood can increase the risk of fractures in elderly people with or without osteoporosis.
Adults with and without osteoporosis are still falling short of target calcium intakes
Among all the minerals in the human body, calcium is the most abundant, which is one reason a group of Connecticut researchers has said that elderly Americans and those with osteoporosis still need to increase their dietary calcium consumption.
Dietary changes may preclude some prescriptions for osteoporosis, researchers say
While a number of prescription medications exist to reverse the bone loss associated with osteoporosis, a recent survey of medical literature indicated that many patients should first look into getting more calcium and vitamin D in their diets or through supplementation.
Medication for hypothyroidism may boost fracture risk
Elderly patients taking levothyroxine for hypothyroidism may be at an increased risk for bone fractures, according to a new report released by the University of Toronto.
Alone, low vitamin D counts may not indicate need to test for osteoporosis
While countless health authorities recommend regularly consuming vitamin D in order to reduce the risk of osteoporosis, a group of British scientists has released findings indicating that on its own, a deficiency of the nutrient may not be enough to merit a bone scan.
Calcium supplements may increase risk of heart problems in osteoporosis patients
While health experts almost universally recommend that Americans with osteoporosis take calcium and vitamin D supplements, recent research suggests that this regimen may increase the risk of heart problems for elderly women with the bone disease.
Experts hash out the current direction of osteoporosis treatments
Given worldwide increases in both osteoporosis diagnoses and treatment options, a group of endocrinologists and bone health experts recently published a report summarizing the current state of osteoporosis therapy and research.
HIV, osteoporosis and antiretroviral therapy may have complex relationship
A number of recent studies have explored the apparent connection between HIV infection, highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and osteoporosis, and a number have considered additional factors like vitamin deficiency and physical inactivity.
Compounds in green tea may slow postmenopausal bone loss, osteoporosis
A growing body of research suggests that consuming polyphenols, like those found in green tea, may help postmenopausal women preserve bone density and slow the onset of osteoporosis.
Spinal cord injury-related osteoporosis poses its own challenges
Individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) have a significant risk of developing osteoporosis in paralyzed body regions, so much so that researchers recently released a study asserting the need for more education on the topic among both patients and physicians.
Mathematical model predicts increase in postmenopausal osteoporosis fractures by 2020
Researchers in Sweden and the UK have released a report that predicts a general increase of osteoporosis-related injuries over the next decade among aging women.
Belgian nonprofit reviews ways to prevent, treat osteoporosis without medication
While a number of medications are regularly prescribed to treat osteoporosis, many lifestyle factors also contribute to the disease, and a Belgian organization has taken a look at these variables and how they can be used to manage bone loss.
Study measures effect of timed osteoporosis treatment on bone remodeling
Researchers in the Czech Republic recently tested the effect of timed osteoporosis medication injections on the daily rhythm of bone turnover among postmenopausal women.
Medical review lists newest osteoporosis treatments
A pair of researchers from Brazil and the U.S. recently released an article detailing the latest treatments and drug administration methods for osteoporosis.
Study addresses osteoporosis in men
In a new study, a team of Belgian researchers reviewed the prevalence of osteoporosis among men, as well as the medical community's typical response to the disease.

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