Tag: "osteoporosis" at medical news
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
...d have abnormally low bone mass, usually a sign of osteoporosis
and increased fracture risk. But a research team a...umbar spine, sites where low bone mass often means osteoporosis
and fracture risk. But they didn't have other biological markers that typically accompany osteoporos...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...85, treatment is beneficial. New test identifies osteoporosis
risk in people with spinal cord injury, pg 55 This study evaluates the influence of osteoporosis
risk factors on bending of the tibia (shin) bone and discusses a method to identify at-risk groups f...
Folic acid and vitamin B12 decrease risk of hip fracture in stroke patients
...) in stroke patients, which may be associated with osteoporosis
and the risk of a hip fracture. Homocysteine levels may be decreased by treatment with folic acid and vitamin B12. Yoshihiro Sato, M.D., from the Mitate Hospital, Tagawa, Japan, and colleagues investigated the occurrence of hip fractures in stroke p...
Hormone therapy controversy raises drug safety issues
... does not help the postmenopausal woman beyond the osteoporosis
benefit and can actually harm the aging woman, why has there been resistance among many physicians and women to changing beliefs and practice patterns?" the researchers ask. They conclude that the conflicting interests of women, physicians and drug ...
Milk, fruits and vegetables may help reduce disability risk
...ay decrease the risk of disability associated with osteoporosis
and decreased muscle strength. The antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables may reduce the accumulation of oxidative damage in tissues, which could slow disability associated with aging and decrease the risk of chronic diseases that can lead to di...
Bone density returns when teens stop using Depo Provera, Group Health study finds
...t U.S. Surgeon General's report on bone health and osteoporosis
provides a number of steps that teens and young women can take to improve or maintain bone density. The 2004 report recommends: Eat foods high in calcium and vitamin D Participate in regular weight-bearing exercise Don't smoke Limit consumption ...
Bone density appears to recover after adolescents discontinue injected contraceptive
...ce adolescents at higher risk for bone fracture or osteoporosis
later in life. "This study shows that after adolescents stop using DMPA, their bone density can increase to levels comparable to those of other women in their age group," said Duane Alexander, M.D., Director of the NICHD. The study authors wrote that...
Calcium and vitamin D most effective for treatment of Crohn's-related bone loss
...rovide benefit to Crohn's patients who suffer from osteoporosis
and osteopenia," said Richard Fedorak, MD, study a...d vitamin D therapy immediately if there is either osteoporosis
or osteopenia." Prevention and treatment of low BMD associated with Crohn's disease includes vitamin...
Screening for osteoporosis prevents hip fractures in older adults
...t Johns Hopkins have determined that screening for osteoporosis
in men and women age 65 and older can prevent a la..., is a unique look at the effects of screening for osteoporosis
in a general population, studying 3,107 people from the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS). The CHS ...
Calcium boost to youths' bones could reduce osteoporosis risk
...cent girls is likely to help prevent fractures and osteoporosis
much later in life, said Velimir Matkovic, lead au... the Bone and Joint. "The importance of preventing osteoporosis
can't be overstated," Matkovic said. "Prevention of this disease will not only improve the populatio...
Silent risk of osteoporosis in men with prostate cancer
...an Cancer Society, say few patients get tested for osteoporosis
during treatment. Moreover, even men with other ri...oss of bone mineral density. Risk factors for male osteoporosis
include age-associated hormone changes, alcoholism, smoking, some medications, including those used ...
Dental x-rays could be first step in osteoporosis screening
...l density (BMD), meaning that screening for spinal osteoporosis
could begin in the dentist's office a new study sh...ere 87% sensitive in identifying women with spinal osteoporosis
in the group with no history of hysterectomy, oophorectomy or estrogen use and 80% sensitive for the...
Study finds continued reduction in breast cancer incidence associated with longer use of raloxifene
...er. However, the authors write, "For women without osteoporosis
who are at high risk of breast cancer, tamoxifen, in our opinion, remains the 'gold standard' chemoprevention agent to reduce the risk of breast cancer in high-risk pre- and postmenopausal women. We anticipate that the results of several large-scale ...
Researchers show the BEST way to reduce osteoporosis risk
...at half the population is likely to be at risk for osteoporosis
unless they take action. Experts are putting preve... take action. "There are 44 million Americans with osteoporosis
or low bone mass and this number will only increase if we do not take action. By taking simple steps...
Computer assisted standing orders improve adult immunization rates
...f preventive care interventions such as cancer and osteoporosis
screening in non-hospital settings. In the study published in the Nov.17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association , Paul Dexter, M.D., and Clement McDonald, M.D., and their Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Instit...
The effect of osteoporosis drugs on osteoarthritis of the knee
...is reason to believe that some drugs used to treat osteoporosis
may also have a beneficial effect on arthritis. Re...g raloxifene, this popular antiresorptive drug for osteoporosis
prevention was not associated with any structural findings of knee OA or knee symptoms. "Our stud...
Physical inactivity costs millions in health care expenses
...o physical inactivity. The costs of breast cancer, osteoporosis
and colon cancer together totaled $12 million. The estimates could have been much higher if obesity, a risk factor for the diseases included in the study, had been included in the analysis, the researchers note. The study also reported that ...
Endocrine Society and Hormone Foundation call for increased research
...ne Foundation, today called for more research into osteoporosis
and low bone mass. The increase in research, note... the age of 50 will be at risk for a fracture from osteoporosis
or low bone mass. The report also found that: 300,000 people are hospitalized each year for hip ...
Research news from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
...the women and 7% of the men had recently discussed osteoporosis
with their primary care physician, and there was no increase in the use of osteoporosis
medications by the patients. Among the men and women who were advised by their doctors to increase i...
Study showed vitamin D inadequacy highly prevalent among women treated for osteoporosis
...004 More than half of women currently treated for osteoporosis
have suboptimal levels of vitamin D, according to ...commendations that women diagnosed and treated for osteoporosis
take over-the-counter (OTC) vitamin D supplementation, vitamin D inadequacy is still highly prevalen...
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