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Researchers examine role of dairy products in preserving bone and skeletal muscle

Researchers examine role of dairy products in preserving bone and skeletal muscle

Understanding that diets are often built around food groups rather than specific nutrients, researchers from Switzerland, France, and North America decided to examine interactions between four nutrients found in dairy products and their role in preserving bone and skeletal muscle. [More]
Research suggests effective role for natural steroid hormones in treating breast cancer

Research suggests effective role for natural steroid hormones in treating breast cancer

A new study supports a growing body of research suggesting a safe and effective role for natural steroid hormones in treating postmenopausal breast cancer, with fewer detrimental side effects and improved health profile than with standard anti-hormone therapies. [More]
Study examines mechanism of bone-protective properties of California dried plums

Study examines mechanism of bone-protective properties of California dried plums

Fifty-seven million Americans suffer from low bone density or osteoporosis, a disease which causes bones to become so weak and brittle that even a minor fall or other stresses may cause fractures. [More]
Study attempts to link sun exposure and low vitamin D levels with increased death rate

Study attempts to link sun exposure and low vitamin D levels with increased death rate

Recently, a study in the Journal of Internal Medicine suggested that women who avoid sun exposure are twice as likely to die as compared to those who receive sun exposure. [More]
Reducing the risk of fractures in older women

Reducing the risk of fractures in older women

Reducing the risk of fractures in older women is the aim of a research study at Griffith University. [More]
KoACT supplement optimal for bone strength, flexibility in post-menopausal women

KoACT supplement optimal for bone strength, flexibility in post-menopausal women

Data presented at April's Experimental Biology 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting shows that KoACT, a dietary supplement that combines a proprietary formulation of calcium and collagen is optimal for bone strength and flexibility in post-menopausal women. [More]
Patients continue to lose bone at least 2 years after bariatric surgery, shows study

Patients continue to lose bone at least 2 years after bariatric surgery, shows study

A new study shows that for at least two years after bariatric surgery, patients continue to lose bone, even after their weight stabilizes. [More]
Experts from 96 countries gather in Chicago to attend ICE/ENDO 2014

Experts from 96 countries gather in Chicago to attend ICE/ENDO 2014

ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society, has tallied more registrants than any other annual meeting in the Endocrine Society's nearly 100-year history. [More]
Study presents oxytocin as latest treatment target for age-related muscle wasting

Study presents oxytocin as latest treatment target for age-related muscle wasting

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that oxytocin -- a hormone associated with maternal nurturing, social attachments, childbirth and sex -- is indispensable for healthy muscle maintenance and repair, and that in mice, it declines with age. [More]
Vitamin D with calcium can protect against risk of common bone fractures for seniors

Vitamin D with calcium can protect against risk of common bone fractures for seniors

For seniors over the age of 65, taking a daily supplement of vitamin D with calcium—but not vitamin D alone—can offer some protection against the risk of common bone fractures, according to an updated review from The Cochrane Library. [More]
SinoVeda announces positive clinical results for EffectiCal in post-menopausal women

SinoVeda announces positive clinical results for EffectiCal in post-menopausal women

SinoVeda Canada Inc. today announces positive clinical results for EffectiCal® from its 24-week double-blind, randomized comparative clinical trial in post-menopausal women. [More]
Fracture liaison service reduces risk of fragility fractures in older adults

Fracture liaison service reduces risk of fragility fractures in older adults

Studies have shown that anyone age 50 or older who suffers a fragility fracture – a bone break sustained in a fall from a standing height or less – is two to five times more likely to experience a second fracture than someone who hasn't had one. The odds that a person who's suffered two such fractures will have a third are even higher. [More]
Study: Calcium supplements may not increase risk of cardiovascular disease in women

Study: Calcium supplements may not increase risk of cardiovascular disease in women

Calcium supplements are widely taken by women for bone health. Previous studies have suggested that calcium supplements may increase risk of cardiovascular disease, but the data has been inconsistent. [More]
Higher calcium intake appears to mitigate impact of some of the risk genes for type 2 diabetes

Higher calcium intake appears to mitigate impact of some of the risk genes for type 2 diabetes

Study shows calcium intake mitigates genetic risk for increased body fat in African-American children, a population with historically low calcium intake and high risk for diabetes. [More]
Tips to improve bone health

Tips to improve bone health

As many as 52 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, and studies suggest that one in two women and up to one in four men ages 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is concerning because you can't feel your bones getting weaker, which is why it's often referred to as the "silent disease." May is National Osteoporosis Month and, since prunes have been linked to bone health, Sunsweet is urging Americans to listen to their bones this month and start taking action to keep bones strong and healthy. [More]
Drugs used to treat osteoporosis appear to prevent cell membrane repair

Drugs used to treat osteoporosis appear to prevent cell membrane repair

A class of drugs widely used to treat osteoporosis appears to impede a cell's ability to repair a protective outer membrane that helps determine what enters and exits, researchers report. [More]
New guidelines on management and return to play of Female Athlete Triad discussed at AMSSM

New guidelines on management and return to play of Female Athlete Triad discussed at AMSSM

The Female Athlete Triad is a medical condition often observed in physically active girls and women, and involves three components: low energy availability with or without disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction and low bone mineral density. [More]
Higher education level linked with decreased fracture incidence among non-white women

Higher education level linked with decreased fracture incidence among non-white women

If you are a middle-aged African-American or Asian woman, your social class may play a significant role in how likely you are to suffer bone fractures, a UCLA-led study suggests. [More]
Study examines link between higher screen time and bone mineral density in adolescents

Study examines link between higher screen time and bone mineral density in adolescents

Results of a study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, showed that in boys, higher screen time was adversely associated to bone mineral density (BMD) at all sites even when adjusted for specific lifestyle factors. [More]
Vitamin D insufficiency contributes to increased 10-year fracture risk in elderly women

Vitamin D insufficiency contributes to increased 10-year fracture risk in elderly women

A study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases shows that long-term low levels of vitamin D intake are associated with higher 10-year fracture risk in elderly women. [More]