Osteoporosis News and Research

Alone, low vitamin D counts may not indicate need to test for osteoporosis
04/26/2011 - 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
04/21/2011 - 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
04/20/2011 - 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
04/18/2011 - 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
04/14/2011 - 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
04/13/2011 - 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
04/12/2011 - 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
04/11/2011 - 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
04/08/2011 - 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
04/07/2011 - 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
04/06/2011 - 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
04/05/2011 - 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
04/04/2011 - 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
04/01/2011 - 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.
'Frizzled' protein levels may affect osteoporosis development
03/25/2011 - New research has determined that a specific protein signals bone-forming cells to create bone minerals, a finding which may lead to new treatments for osteoporosis.
Fish-based diet may delay bone loss, osteoporosis
03/24/2011 - Newly released clinical research has determined that eating fish rich in polyunsaturated fats may help older Americans ward off low bone density and osteoporosis.
Common osteoporosis medication reduces mortality risk in the elderly
03/23/2011 - New research has discovered that bisphosphonates, a medication commonly prescribed for osteoporosis, appears to reduce mortality rates among older adults.
Researchers review causes of osteoporosis
03/22/2011 - Besides aging and calcium deficiency, what causes osteoporosis? A pair of physicians associated with the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale Unite in Paris recently laid out the known intrinsic and external causes of osteoporosis.
Researchers test reliability of implements used to measure osteoporotic spines
03/22/2011 - Scientists from McMaster University recently released a report addressing the reliability of two devices commonly used to measure the spines of patients with osteoporosis.
Minimally invasive surgery treats osteoporosis-related back fractures
03/18/2011 - Vertebral fractures are the most common forms of broken bones caused by osteoporosis, and a relatively new form of surgery can correct such pressure fractures while leaving a minimal scar.
HIV makes osteoporotic bone fractures more likely
03/15/2011 - Americans with HIV, who are at special risk for osteoporosis, are at least twice as likely as those without the virus in their system to suffer from bone fractures, according to new research.
Bisphosphonates reduce osteoporosis, not plaque, researchers say
03/14/2011 - A team of dental researchers has determined that the use of a class of anti-osteoporosis drugs appears to reduce periodontal disease but not plaque in postmenopausal women.
Dental health drugs lowers the risk of osteoporosis in women
03/11/2011 - Research conducted by a group of dental health experts has determined that a drug prescribed for periodontal disease may also prevent osteoporosis in women.
Study: Arzoxifene beats raloxifene in treating postmenopausal osteoporosis
03/10/2011 - An international team of researchers has announced that arzoxifene is more effective than raloxifene in treating osteoporosis among postmenopausal women.
Task force recommends new osteoporosis screening protocols
03/09/2011 - A government task force organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released new guidelines concerning the age at which Americans should begin getting regularly screened for osteoporosis.

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