All Osteoporosis Articles

4 Foods for Osteoporosis Prevention
Your diet is a terrific place to start if you’re looking to prevent osteoporosis. This slideshow shows you 4 superfoods for osteoporosis that’ll boost your bone health in a tasty way.
Expert panel discusses osteoporosis in men
At the recently held Fifth International Conference on Osteoporosis in Men, an international panel of experts discussed clinical agreements and disagreements regarding progressive bone loss among men.
Study confirms that a class of osteoporosis medications confers small risk of atypical fracture
A number of studies have suggested that taking bisphosphonates, a common class of osteoporosis medications, entails a small risk of atypical fracture, and a recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine supports this hypothesis.
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.
People with dementia take fewer osteoporosis medications
Research conducted at the Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University in Sweden indicates that aging adults with dementia may be undertreated for osteoporosis and experience more fractures caused by the bone disease.
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.
Around the world, rates of osteoporosis-related hip fracture are in flux
A broken hip is a common indicator of osteoporosis among older adults, and a new study has found that while rates of this type of injury are changing around the world, its total prevalence is on the rise.
Researchers find new, low-risk estrogen treatment for osteoporosis
Hormone therapy for osteoporosis can entail some serious side effects, but scientists in Sweden have announced the development of an estrogen-based technique that specifically targets bone tissue.
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.

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