All Osteoporosis Articles

Heart disease may increase risk of fractures in women with osteoporosis
A group of bone and heart health experts from Australia recently released a report citing cardiovascular disease as a factor that increases the risk of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is largely avoidable, experts say
More than 4 million women are diagnosed with osteoporosis every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the condition is very common, experts say that it doesn’t have to be, and that knowing the risk factors for the disease may help many women avoid low bone density and painful broken bones.
Prescription osteoporosis treatment adds five years to life expectancy, researchers say
A study conducted in New South Wales, Australia, has determined that a prescription osteoporosis treatment not only reduces bone loss but appears to lengthen lifespan.
Researchers find men need more than vitamin D, calcium to prevent osteoporosis
Bone health experts in Australia have determined that merely consuming the recommended amounts of calcium and vitamin D may not be enough to prevent osteoporosis in aging men.
Many men with osteoporosis risk factors do not meet minimum requirements for screening
A new case study conducted at the University of Kansas has determined that many men who present the risk factors of osteoporosis do not meet the Medicare guidelines for bone-mass density screening.
Study determines which fractures are caused most often by osteoporosis
Although healthcare experts often cite long arm and leg bone fractures as those most likely to be caused by osteoporosis, new research has indicated that this may not be the case.
Researchers push ER osteoporosis test even for patients without fractures
Physiologists in Copenhagen, Denmark have recently released a report suggesting that bone density testing in emergency rooms (ERs) may be beneficial in diagnosing osteoporosis, even among fall sufferers without bone fractures.
Study: Osteoporosis unlikely to affect balance, cause falls
Most healthcare experts agree that bone loss increases the risk and severity of fractures caused by falling, but new osteoporosis research has asked whether or not the disease may actually cause falls.
UK launches vitamin D test to prevent osteoporosis
A newly released test that determines bodily levels of vitamin D may contribute to osteoporosis prevention by helping clinicians detect vitamin deficiency earlier.
Healthcare organization recommends more, earlier tests for osteoporosis
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (PSTF) has taken a step toward improving national osteoporosis prevention. It has recently updated its testing guidelines, which now recommend that women who are at risk for developing osteoporosis should start getting regular bone health screenings earlier, according to Reuters.
Patients, healthcare professionals miscommunicate on osteoporosis prevention, treatment, study finds
Researchers have recently found that, when it comes to osteoporosis management and treatment, patients and their healthcare providers often misunderstand one another and even the disease itself.
Woolly mammoth tusk may help researchers understand osteoporosis
The tusks of a woolly mammoth skull discovered in Canada's Yukon Territory may contribute to osteoporosis research by helping investigators understand the mechanism by which the disease destroys bone tissue.
Three-fourths of hip fractures in the elderly are related to vitamin D deficiency, experts say
Researchers from India have found that three-quarters of osteoporosis-related hip fractures are related to vitamin D deficiency, according to statistics delivered at the First Asia-Pacific Regional Osteoporosis Meeting held in Singapore.
Study reveals bones of Chinese-American women may be stronger than those of Caucasian females
According to osteoporosis research from scientists at Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center, pre-menopausal Chinese-American women may have significantly greater bone density than Caucasian females. The study, which is the first of its kind to compare bone structure in these demographic groups, was presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society's annual meeting.
IOF releases new study that reveals gaps in doctor and patient understanding of osteoporosis
According to a new study by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), patients and doctors have very different perceptions of osteoporosis management. The research - which included 844 postmenopausal patients over the age of 55, and 837 doctors from 13 countries - shows the variances between the understanding that patients and doctors have regarding the physical and emotional impacts of the condition.

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