Category Archives: Bone Health
The New York Times “Well” blog reports that “the Endocrine Society recommends that people at risk for vitamin D deficiency be screened to determine their serum levels.”
Reuters reports that according to a study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, young women and girls consuming high levels of vitamin D were less likely to suffer from stress fractures than women who did not consume … Continue reading
Vitamin D and calcium supplementation may lower fracture risk and improve bone health in many individuals, but data regarding its effects on cancer are far from conclusive.
The New York Times reports, “Bone loss and osteoporosis develop so slowly in most women whose bones test normal at age 65 that many can safely wait as long as 15 years before having a second bone density test,” according … Continue reading
HealthDay reports that “newer, metal-on-metal implants seem to be no more effective than older implants and may sometimes even be more problematic,” according to a study published in BMJ.
The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “whole-body vibration machines … fall short in one area: a study of post-menopausal women who used the plates daily for a … Continue reading
The Washington Post “Checkup” blog reports, “Teenagers who drink soda are more likely to carry a weapon and act violently, according to new and somewhat shocking research ” published in the journal Injury Prevention.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children are coming up short when it comes to drinking low-fat milk.
Taking soy supplements will NOT ease the symptoms of menopause or protect against bone loss in women, researchers have reported. In fact, among women in the first five years of menopause, taking soy supplements was associated with a higher risk … Continue reading
Calcium is commonly used to prevent osteoporosis and fractures, but experts are now debating how much calcium is really needed, especially by women.
According to the results of a nationwide survey of over 11,000 high school students in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, “one in four high school students drink soda every day – a sign … Continue reading
Nitrates commonly used for chest pain may also be an inexpensive way to strengthen bone in older women according to a surprising study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Bisphosphonates are oral medications designed to prevent bone breaks in older women. Name brands include Boniva, Fosamax, and Actonel) . Now there are reports saying these drugs may actually increase the risk of a rare form of leg fractures. The … Continue reading