Osteoporosis News and Research

Children with bowel disease may have increased risk of developing osteoporosis
08/25/2010 - Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic inflammatory conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis that affect the intestinal tract. A new study suggests that children with IBD may be at risk for low bone mineral density (BMD).
Soy isoflavones may increase bone health
08/23/2010 - Most people are aware that milk and dairy products provide calcium and vitamin D, which promote bone strength. However, a number of other natural compounds in foods might help strengthen bones as well.
Study: Thyroid function related to bone density
08/23/2010 - A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reveals that healthy postmenopausal women with slightly elevated levels of thyroid function are at a higher risk for low bone mineral density (BMD) and therefore fractures.
Study: Osteoporosis-related bone fractures decrease quality of life
08/22/2010 - According to a recent study, osteoporosis is more common in women who fractured bones when they were younger. The study, which was published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also found that women with this condition experience a similar loss in health-related quality of life as those with arthritis, lung disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.
Long-term PPI use may lead to increased risk for osteoporosis
08/19/2010 - Individuals who use proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) - a group of drugs whose main action is a long-lasting reduction of heartburn - may experience health benefits as well risks, according to the Cortland Forum.
New study suggests link between childhood obesity and poor bone health
08/19/2010 - Research has shown that overweight children who do not receive enough exercise may be at high risk for type 2 diabetes. However, a study recently published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that these children may also be at risk for osteoporosis.
Researchers find clues about bone deterioration by studying bears
08/15/2010 - Researchers from Michigan Technological University (MTU) have found clues about disuse osteoporosis in an unlikely place, namely bear bones. Seth Donahue, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at MTU discovered that bears maintain bone formation while they hibernate.
Study: Bisphosphonate use may not cause esophageal cancer
08/12/2010 - Some reports have suggested that the use of oral bisphosphonates may be linked to esophageal cancer. However, a recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association shows that evidence may not be conclusive.
Children with celiac disease may be prone to poor bone health
08/12/2010 - Celiac disease is an inherited digestive condition, which is triggered by the consumption of the protein gluten, according to the Mayo Clinic. Children with this disease may need to include certain vitamins in their diets in order to prevent weak bones and osteoporosis.
Certain foods may contribute to osteoporosis
08/09/2010 - Americans who are concerned about eventually having osteoporosis may want to reconsider the foods that they eat. According to Helium.com, weight loss diets have been associated with up to 25 percent of osteoporosis cases, due to improper levels of nutrients. In order to promote good bone health, people may want to eat balanced diets and avoid certain foods.
Fad dieters may be missing important food groups
08/09/2010 - America's obsession with dieting is affecting the health of the female population. According to a new study by the Daily Telegraph, almost a third of women cut out entire food groups in an attempt to lose weight, which could result in malnutrition. Women who stop eating dairy may be missing crucial nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D, which promote good bone health.
Osteoporosis medication may increase risk of hip fracture
08/05/2010 - In order to slow bone loss, many doctors prescribe bisphosphonates to Americans with osteoporosis. Despite the drug's intended purpose of warding off the condition, many people are suffering from brittle bones after taking it for more than five years, USA Today reports.
Osteoporosis may be under-diagnosed in men
08/04/2010 - Due to the fact that osteoporosis affects one in two women over a lifetime, many Americans are unaware that the condition affects one in five men as well. USA Today reports that because women generally have smaller skeletons, they lose more bone mass earlier and faster as they age. However, men with certain risk factors may be more likely to develop the bone-loss disorder.
Women with osteoporosis-related bone fractures experience lower quality of life
08/03/2010 - Osteoporosis is a disease that has become increasingly common among older women. Researchers who wish to understand the impact of this condition have found that individuals who experience bone fractures related to osteoporosis may have a significant reduction in health-related quality of life.
Research uncovers 20 genes that increase osteoporosis risk
07/21/2010 - The immediate cause of osteoporosis may be vitamin D deficiency, but the often-crippling condition tends to run in families, and researchers have been working for many years to pinpoint the exact genetic basis for the disease.
In an effort to fight osteoporosis, Canadian researchers update vitamin D guidelines
07/20/2010 - It has long been known that individuals who spend time indoors, use sunscreen, or live in high latitudes are at a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency, which can lead to health complications, including osteoporosis. With this in mind, Canadian researchers have released updated guidelines on recommended vitamin D intake, especially in northern populations.
 

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