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Novel treatment strengthens bones

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Photo: Calcified bone under microscope [18/08/2014] An enzyme therapy may prevent skeletal abnormalities associated with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type-1, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered. The findings “suggest that we can make bone stronger and better by injecting this drug, and possibly prevent fractures in patients with neurofibromatosis.” Novel treatment strengthens bones - Read more

Chemical strategy hints at better drugs

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Photo: Man taking drops from a drug bottle [27/06/2014] By swapping replacement parts into the backbone of a synthetic hormone, UW–Madison graduate student Ross Cheloha and his mentor, Sam Gellman, have built a version of a parathyroid hormone that resists degradation in laboratory mice.Chemical strategy hints at better drugs - Read more

Research: Women Who Drink Milk May Delay Knee Osteoarthritis

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Photo: Woman drinking a glass of milk [22/04/2014] New research reports that women who frequently consume fat-free or low-fat milk may delay the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Results show that women who ate cheese saw an increase in knee OA progression. Yogurt did not impact OA progression in men or women.Research: Women Who Drink Milk May Delay Knee Osteoarthritis - Read more

Protein: New Approach to Treat Osteoporosis

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Photo: Osteoporosis [09/01/2014] One potential target for treating osteoporosis is a protein whose structures have now been decoded in detail by scientists from the University of Würzburg. Protein: New Approach to Treat Osteoporosis - Read more

Diabetes: Add Bone Deterioration to Complications

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Photo: Bonedensity [14/11/2013] Physicians have long thought of osteoporosis as an additional negative outcome of long-time diabetes, next to nerve damages or eye problems for example. Based on a Mayo Clinic study that is confirmed: You can definitely add skeletal problems to the list.Diabetes: Add Bone Deterioration to Complications - Read more

Osteoporosis: 22 Million Women Over 50 Affected in the EU

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Photo: EU Flags [13/11/2013] A recent report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) estimates that more than 22 million women aged between 50-84 years in the European Union (EU) have osteoporosis.Osteoporosis: 22 Million Women Over 50 Affected in the EU - Read more

Osteoporosis: Portable, Low-Cost Early-Warning Test

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Photo: Osteoporosis [18/09/2013] A handheld device for diagnosing the early signs of osteoporosis could be available for clinical use within five years. Osteoporosis: Portable, Low-Cost Early-Warning Test - Read more

Bones: One-third of Populations Have Low Levels of Vitamin D

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Photo: Bones [10/09/2013] A new systematic review is one of the first to focus on patterns of vitamin D status worldwide and in key population subgroups, using continuous values for 25(OH)D to improve comparisons.Bones: One-third of Populations Have Low Levels of Vitamin D - Read more

Vitamin D: Highest in August, Lowest in February

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Photo: Sun bath [26/06/2013] Researchers from the University of California in Irvine and Mayo Clinic have found that vitamin D levels in the U.S. population peak in August and bottom out in February.Vitamin D: Highest in August, Lowest in February - Read more

Obesity: Men With Belly Fat at Risk for Osteoporosis

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Photo: Belly [29/11/2012] Visceral, or deep belly, obesity is a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength in men, according to a new study.Obesity: Men With Belly Fat at Risk for Osteoporosis - Read more

Bone Density: New Method Shows Risk of Hip Fracture

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Photo: Hand X-Ray [20/11/2012] A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that a technique for measuring bone density called digital X-ray radio- grammetry used on standard hand radiographs can help to identify patients with a higher risk of hip fracture.Bone Density: New Method Shows Risk of Hip Fracture - Read more

Tissue-Distructive Diseases: Test Predicts Levels of Responsible Enzymes

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Photo: Blood samples [06/11/2012] Predicting how atherosclerosis, osteoporosis or cancer will progress or respond to drugs in individual patients is difficult. Researchers just took another step toward that goal by developing a technique able to predict from a blood sample the amount of cathepsins that a person would produce.Tissue-Distructive Diseases: Test Predicts Levels of Responsible Enzymes - Read more

World Osteoporosis Day

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[19/10/2012] World Osteoporosis Day was observed annually on 20 October, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.World Osteoporosis Day - Read more

Switzerland: Recommendations of Federal Office of Public Health Reinforced

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[06/07/2012] Several clinical trials have looked at whether the number of hip fractures and the horrendous costs associated with them can be reduced by administering prophylactic vitamin D. The results have been inconsistent. Researchers working with Heike Bischoff-Ferrari from the Centre on Ageing and Mobility at Zurich University have now produced a new overview of the data. Switzerland: Recommendations of Federal Office of Public Health Reinforced - Read more

Bones: Exercise in Early Twenties May Lower Risk of Osteoporosis

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[14/02/2012] Physical exercise in the early twenties improves bone development and may reduce the risk of fractures later in life, reveals a study of more than 800 Swedish men carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.Bones: Exercise in Early Twenties May Lower Risk of Osteoporosis - Read more

Osteoporosis Drug Use: Lower Risk for Additional Atypical Femur Fracture

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[09/02/2012] While the risk for suffering an atypical femur fracture while taking bisphosphonates is still very small – just 1 in 1,000 patients after six years of treatment – research of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that discontinuing bisphosphonate use following an atypical femur fracture can significantly lower the risk for a subsequent atypical fracture.Osteoporosis Drug Use: Lower Risk for Additional Atypical Femur Fracture - Read more

Women: Not Enough Vitamin D During the Menopause

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[24/10/2011] A healthy diet is especially important during the menopause – a period in which the risk of suffering from health problems increases. Various studies analyse the diet of peri- and postmenopausal women in Spain alongside the troubles that come with this transition. The results show that all of those groups studied have a deficient intake of vitamin D.Women: Not Enough Vitamin D During the Menopause - Read more

Gene Combinations: Relation to Hip Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women

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[30/03/2011] Women with osteoporosis in their hip suffer menopause two years earlier than healthy women, a study conducted at the University of Granada says. Additionally, researchers have found at least three genetic markers associated with osteoporosis in the hip in postmenopausal women.Gene Combinations: Relation to Hip Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women - Read more

Biological System: Brittle Bones And Heart Disease

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[02/12/2010] Norwegian studies indicate that people with osteoporosis have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and vice versa. Biological System: Brittle Bones And Heart Disease - Read more

Belly Fat: Women At Risk for Osteoporosis

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[30/11/2010] For years, it was believed that obese women were at lower risk for developing osteoporosis, and that excess body fat actually protected against bone loss. However, a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) found that having too much internal abdominal fat may, in fact, have a damaging effect on bone health.Belly Fat: Women At Risk for Osteoporosis - Read more

World Osteoporosis Day: Devastating Impact of Spinal Osteoporotic Fractures

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[21/10/2010] A new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for yesterday's World Osteoporosis Day puts the spotlight on the severe impact of spinal fractures and calls on health professionals to recognize the signs of these fractures in their patients. World Osteoporosis Day: Devastating Impact of Spinal Osteoporotic Fractures - Read more

High Death And Disability Rates: Fractures in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe

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[27/09/2010] Preliminary findings from an upcoming report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) show alarming projections and reveal the poor state of post-fracture care in the Russian Federation and many other countries in the region. High Death And Disability Rates: Fractures in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe - Read more

Research: Genetic Factor in Osteoporosis Discovered

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[23/09/2010] Spanish researchers have confirmed there is a genetic risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Although more studies are still needed, these findings will make it possible to take preventive measures.Research: Genetic Factor in Osteoporosis Discovered - Read more

Low Bone Mineral Density: Common in Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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[24/08/2010] A thesis from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) is the first in Scandinavia to study the occurrence of low bone mineral density in children and teenagers with inflammatory bowel disease. Half of the patients in the study showed signs of low bone mineral density. Low Bone Mineral Density: Common in Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Read more

Osteoporosis: Binge Drinkers at Risk?

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[13/07/2010] Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at risk for future osteoporosis and bone fractures, according to researchers at Loyola University Health System.Osteoporosis: Binge Drinkers at Risk? - Read more

Ageing: Estrogen not Cause of Osteoporosis

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[04/03/2010] Marking a shift in decades of thought on the cause of osteoporosis, researchers have identified an age-related mechanism – not a decrease of the hormone estrogen – as the primary culprit.Ageing: Estrogen not Cause of Osteoporosis - Read more

Osteoporosis: Skull Bone May Hold Key for Treatment

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[01/01/2009] Scientists have uncovered differences between the bone which makes up the skull and the bones in our limbs, which they believe could hold the key to tackling bone weakness and fractures. Osteoporosis: Skull Bone May Hold Key for Treatment - Read more

Fracture of the Femoral Neck: Muscle Training Prevents Falls

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[01/12/2008] One out of three people over 65 fall down at least once a year, over 80 year old ones even more often. These falls often result in a fracture of the bone between thigh and femoral head. However, it is possible to reduce the risk of falls and subsequently the fracture of the femoral neck. Fracture of the Femoral Neck: Muscle Training Prevents Falls - Read more

Osteoporosis: Heel Ultrasound May Predict Risk

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[24/06/2008] An ultrasound exam of the heel may be able to predict if a woman is at heightened risk for osteoporosis. Along with certain risk factors, radiation-free ultrasound of the heel may be used to better select women who need further bone density testing. Osteoporosis: Heel Ultrasound May Predict Risk - Read more

 
 

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