Osteoporosis News and Research

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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