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NOF provides evidence-based guidance to help children and adolescents attain optimal bone health

NOF provides evidence-based guidance to help children and adolescents attain optimal bone health

The National Osteoporosis Foundation today released a position statement providing evidence-based guidance and a national implementation strategy to help children and adolescents achieve optimal bone health, or what is known as "peak bone mass," early in life. [More]
Simple change in diet could boost vitamin D levels for people suffering from Type 2 diabetes

Simple change in diet could boost vitamin D levels for people suffering from Type 2 diabetes

A simple change in diet could boost vitamin D levels for millions of Americans suffering from Type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Iowa State University published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. [More]
Fortified dairy products increase serum vitamin D level in primary school children

Fortified dairy products increase serum vitamin D level in primary school children

Sufficient intake of fortified dairy products is of significant importance for the serum vitamin D level in primary school children, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Children who drink at least three glasses of milk per day had a higher serum vitamin D level than their peers who drink milk in lesser amounts. [More]
Monoclonal antibody reduces relapse rate by 18% in postmenopausal, HR-positive breast cancer patients

Monoclonal antibody reduces relapse rate by 18% in postmenopausal, HR-positive breast cancer patients

Giving a monoclonal antibody (denosumab) as adjuvant therapy with aromatase inhibitors in postmenopausal, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer patients reduces the relapse rate by 18%. This is the central finding of the ABCSG 18 breast cancer study regarding disease-free survival. [More]
Adjuvant denosumab improves disease-free survival for postmenopausal women with early-stage, HR+ breast cancer

Adjuvant denosumab improves disease-free survival for postmenopausal women with early-stage, HR+ breast cancer

Adding denosumab to adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy improved disease-free survival for postmenopausal patients with early-stage, hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer, according to results from the phase III ABCSG-18 clinical trial presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8-12. [More]
Reduced bone mass puts critically ill patients at greater risk for fractures

Reduced bone mass puts critically ill patients at greater risk for fractures

One year after being hospitalized in intensive care, patients have reduced bone mass that puts them at greater risk for fractures, according to a new study published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
Child care centers play pivotal role in physical activity levels of preschoolers

Child care centers play pivotal role in physical activity levels of preschoolers

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds child care centers play a pivotal role when it comes to the physical activity levels of preschoolers. Yet few children get to experience outdoor recess time as it is scheduled. Only 3 in 10 children had at least 60 minutes of a full child-care day outdoors for recess, as is recommended by guidelines. [More]
Doing exercise during puberty can improve bone health in adulthood, Spanish study confirms

Doing exercise during puberty can improve bone health in adulthood, Spanish study confirms

Osteoporosis is a serious health issue that mainly affects postmenopausal women. Now, a Spanish study has confirmed that doing exercise during puberty can improve bone health in adulthood. In this scope, sports such as football, handball and basketball are better than others such as swimming. [More]
Elderly women should take more vitamin D supplementation during the wintertime, suggests researchers

Elderly women should take more vitamin D supplementation during the wintertime, suggests researchers

Osteoporosis is one of the chief reasons why the elderly often suffer broken bones from relatively minor injuries. Postmenopausal women in particular experience a relatively rapid loss in bone mass due to a reduced concentration of oestrogen, which is responsible for strong bone growth during youth. Maintaining bone mass requires physical exercise and vitamin D, which is mainly produced in the skin with the help of UVB radiation. This is why, especially in the wintertime, many elderly women are prescribed a vitamin D supplement by their doctor to maintain bone mass. [More]
Diet rich in soy protein and isoflavones can protect menopausal women from osteoporosis

Diet rich in soy protein and isoflavones can protect menopausal women from osteoporosis

Eating a diet rich in both soy protein and isoflavones can protect menopausal women from bone weakening and osteoporosis, according to the results of a preliminary study presented today at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Edinburgh. [More]
Low-weight, high-repetition resistance training increases bone density in adults

Low-weight, high-repetition resistance training increases bone density in adults

A new research study published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness finds that low-weight, high-repetition resistance training increases bone mineral density in adults, challenging assumptions that heavy weight-training is required to build bone mineral density. Participants who completed the study experienced up to 8 percent bone mineral density increases in the legs, pelvis, arms and spine. [More]
Strensiq approved for treatment of patients with juvenile-onset HPP

Strensiq approved for treatment of patients with juvenile-onset HPP

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Strensiq (asfotase alfa) as the first approved treatment for perinatal, infantile and juvenile-onset hypophosphatasia (HPP). [More]
Leptin gene therapy aids weight loss without significant side effect of bone loss

Leptin gene therapy aids weight loss without significant side effect of bone loss

Delivering the hormone leptin directly to the brain through gene therapy aids weight loss without the significant side effect of bone loss, according to new collaborative research from Oregon State University and University of Florida. [More]
Neighbourhood exposure to fast food outlets associated with lower BMD and BMC in newborns

Neighbourhood exposure to fast food outlets associated with lower BMD and BMC in newborns

New research from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton in the UK indicates that neighbourhood exposure to fast food outlets is potentially linked to poorer bone development in early childhood. [More]
Getting right nutrition throughout life can help protect against osteoporosis in old age

Getting right nutrition throughout life can help protect against osteoporosis in old age

Whether you're young or old, the right nutrition can make a difference to your bone health and influence your ability to live an independent, mobile, fracture-free life into your more senior years. That's the key message of a new scientific review published today in the journal 'Osteoporosis International' by leading bone and nutrition experts, in anticipation of World Osteoporosis Day on October 20. [More]
NAMS recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of women's health, menopause

NAMS recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of women's health, menopause

The North American Menopause Society is pleased to announce the recipients of the Society's 2015 awards that recognize outstanding contributions to the field of women's health and menopause. The recipients will be acknowledged during the NAMS 26th Annual Meeting, in Las Vegas, NV, from September 30 through October 3, 2015. [More]
Patient society representatives to gather in Athens, Greece for the opening of IOF-WWC 2015

Patient society representatives to gather in Athens, Greece for the opening of IOF-WWC 2015

Patient society representatives from all regions of the world will gather in Athens, Greece for the opening of the 15th IOF Worldwide Conference of Osteoporosis Patient Societies on Friday September 11. [More]
New study reveals effect of diabetes drug on bone health, benefit of exercise in mice

New study reveals effect of diabetes drug on bone health, benefit of exercise in mice

Inside our bones there is fat. Diabetes increases the amount of this marrow fat. And now a study from the UNC School of Medicine shows how some diabetes drugs substantially increase bone fat and thus the risk of bone fractures. [More]
Researchers discover that vitamin D may play significant role in preventing AMD among women

Researchers discover that vitamin D may play significant role in preventing AMD among women

Vitamin D has been studied extensively in relation to bone health as well as cancer. Now, a team led by a researcher at the University at Buffalo has discovered that vitamin D may play a significant role in eye health, specifically in the possible prevention of age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, among women who are more genetically prone to developing the sight-damaging disease. [More]
High blood sugar may reduce positive effects of exercise on bone health in diabetic patients

High blood sugar may reduce positive effects of exercise on bone health in diabetic patients

Diabetes, which now affects almost 30 million Americans, can cause serious health complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and lower-extremity amputations. [More]
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