All Osteoporosis Articles

Hip fracture patients in the UK may not be properly treated for osteoporosis
In recent months, many families in the UK have come forward about the improper care that their loved ones received after experiencing an osteoporosis-related fracture. The Daily Mail reports that every year, there are 76,000 hip fracture cases in Britain.
Study reveals osteoporosis may cause wrinkles and sagging facial skin
A new study led by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that wrinkles and sagging skin may be a result of aging facial bones, and even osteoporosis. reports that lead study author Dr. Robert Shaw Jr. scanned the facial bones of patients who were 20 to 40 years old, 40 to 64 years old, and 65 and up.
Study shows anti-epileptic drugs may increase osteoporotic-fracture risk in older adults
According to a new study published in the journal Archives of Neurology, anti-epileptic drugs may cause an increased risk for osteoporosis-related fractures in older adults. The authors wrote that anti-epileptic drugs are considered a secondary risk factor for osteoporosis because epilepsy is common in the elderly. In addition, these medications are connected to decreased bone density in post-menopausal women with the condition.
Organization releases new guidelines for osteoporosis prevention and treatment
Osteoporosis affects as many as 44 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. This week, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) launched new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. A summary of the report will be published in the next issue of the journal Endocrine Practice.
New research suggests adequate sun exposure may help boost vitamin D absorption and prevent osteoporosis
Despite reports that people should stay out of the sun to prevent for fear of skin cancer, many doctors are encouraging time outside in order to promote vitamin D absorption and prevent osteoporosis. BBC News reports that Cancer Research UK and the National Osteoporosis Society, among other organizations, are suggesting that short and frequent time spent in the sunshine can benefit health.
Osteoporosis groups discuss best fracture risk prediction methods
In recent weeks, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) released a report which reviews the evidence of bone turnover markers (BTMs) in fracture risk prediction and monitoring of osteoporosis therapy.
Nitroglycerin may build bone mass in osteoporosis patients
According to research from Canada, a drug commonly used to ease chest pain in millions of people with heart disease may prevent bone loss in osteoporosis patients. News channel CTV reports that researchers from Toronto's Women's College Hospital found that nitroglycerin - which is prescribed as a pill, patch or spray to relax blood vessels in the heart - may also build bones.
Study shows osteoporotic hip fracture rates are rapidly increasing in China
According to new research, osteoporosis-related hip fractures are on the rise in Beijing, China. The data was presented at the first Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore.
Depression may lead to the development of osteoporosis in women
Depression is not only a serious mood disorder, but it may also trigger the development of disease, ABC 7 News reports. Among the health complications that may result from poor mental health is osteoporosis. Previous research has shown that women who experience chronic stress and depression have a tendency to develop bone loss.
Vitamin D deficiency in South Asia becoming growing osteoporosis crisis
According to reports from the first Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, vitamin D deficiency is a major concern in South Asia.
Study shows low vitamin D levels may signify osteoporosis-related hip fracture risk in the elderly
A new study shows that vitamin D levels may be a reliable tool for determining hip fracture risk in older adults. The research - which was conducted in New Dehli, India - demonstrates how many hip fracture patients have extreme vitamin D deficiency.
UK-based medical societies suggest more sun exposure for vitamin D and osteoporosis prevention
This week, a number of health organizations based in the UK released a statement on vitamin D in regards to osteoporosis, sun light and other points of confusion for many individuals. According to Medical News Today, the groups wrote "enjoy the sun safely, including a few minutes around the middle of the day without sunscreen."
Study reveals thyroid dysfunction may signify hip fracture risk in older men
According to a recent study, older men with thyroid dysfunction may be at an increased risk for hip fracture. Endocrine Today reports that the researchers studied 3,567 men and women with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or euthyroidism, who were age 65 or older.
Study shows Singapore population at high risk for osteoporosis
Osteoporosis awareness has gradually spread across the world. Scientists in many different countries are currently researching the causes and effects of the condition.
World Health Organization releases osteoporosis calculator for Singapore
The World Health Organization (WHO) has created a tool called the FRAX calculator, which helps physicians evaluate patients for osteoporosis. This week, officials from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases at the University of Sheffield announced the launch of a FRAX calculator for Singapore.

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