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Osteoporosis Research Updates

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Daily injection of the synthetic peptide abaloparatide for 18 months significantly reduced the risk of new vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk of fracture.
Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are at increased risk for osteoporosis and should undergo bone density screening, according to findings from a large study reported in Medicine.
Increased accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) was linked to impaired bone mineral properties in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, according to a cross-sectional study.
Fractures and low bone mineral density are relatively common among adults with cerebral palsy, according to a retrospective cross-sectional study in the March issue of the The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Is there an association between breast cancer, vitamin D deficiency, and osteoporosis?
Can digital X-ray radiogrammetry (DXR) of the hand or wrist be used as an early predictor of osteoporosis and future hip fracture risk?
Men with osteoporosis may not receive adequate treatment for their condition since they are screened less than women.
Patients on alendronate treatment may have risk factors for osteoporotic fractures that differ from people who are not on the treatment.
A study explored the role that patients’ previous history of falls, along with other factors, played in their risk of incident fractures.
Researchers in Spain explored the incidence of nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) in patients with osteoporosis who are taking calcium supplements.
Patients with living with type 2 diabetes often have a heightened risk for a variety of related complications.
Researchers set out to understand the association between patients’ fracture risk and their discontinuation of the drug denosumab.
How safe and effective is percutaneous vertebroplasty in the treatment of patients suffering from osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures adjacent to circumferential fusion?
Researchers in the Netherlands explored the prevalence of osteoporosis and the factors that lead to bone loss in people with Parkinson’s disease.
What role does socioeconomic status play in people’s risk for osteoporosis, osteoporotic fractures, and other health conditions? A recent study in Clinical Endocrinology tackled this question.
Postmenopausal women who have osteoporosis may have a heightened risk of certain dental problems.
A study sheds light on the impact of osteoporosis on the health-related quality of life in men. Read more about this recent study in The Aging Male.
What is the best method for identifying painful vertebrae in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) who cannot have an MRI ?
A study examined the underlying cellular mechanisms that cause alcohol to have a positive impact on bone health.
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