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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.
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.
Certain fats may help prevent osteoporosis-related hip bone fractures
A new study suggests that different types of fats may help reduce the risk of hip fractures that are related to osteoporosis. The Toronto Sun reports that researchers used data from the Women's Health Initiative to study connections between the incidence of hip fractures and the type of fats that participants consume.
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.
Study shows osteoporotic vertebral and hip fractures increase the risk for death
A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reveals that vertebral and hip fractures as a result of osteoporosis may increase the risk of death. The Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study looked at a total of 7,753 randomly selected people aged 50 years and older.
A nutrient-rich diet may prevent osteoporosis
A nutrient-dense diet high in vegetables, fruit and whole grains may reduce the risk for low-trauma fracture, particularly in older women, according to the results of a study reported online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, MedScape reports.
Researchers find proteins that could aid in osteoporosis treatment
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified an activator in a pair of proteins that belong to a protein family which plays key roles in human metabolism and immune function. The discovery could provide new and potentially more effective therapeutic approaches to diseases ranging from diabetes to osteoporosis.
Researchers may have found a connection between osteoporosis and heart disease
Norwegian studies indicate that people with osteoporosis have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and vice versa. Now researchers believe they have found a biological system that may explain both disease processes.
Study shows obesity may increase risk for osteoporosis
A study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America found that having too much internal abdominal fat may increase the risk for osteoporosis.
Doctor aims to raise awareness of osteoporosis in minorities and men
Advertisements for osteoporosis medications often show middle-aged, Caucasian women. However, older men and minorities are also at risk for the condition, which affects millions of Americans each year.
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