Osteoporosis - Taking Calcium and Vitamin D for Osteoporosis
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  October 2, 2019  
  Osteoporosis  
  The latest osteoporosis news from News Medical  
 

#ALT# How Bone Grafting Biomaterials Affects Bone Cell Activity

Osteoclasts are known to become activated at a blood pH below 7.35, and as pH decreases even 0.1, resorption activity can double. If the blood pH is above 7.4, then osteoclast activity is suppressed to limited activity.

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   Taking Calcium and Vitamin D for OsteoporosisTaking Calcium and Vitamin D for Osteoporosis
 
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and the weakening of bone tissue that is typically seen in elderly women. This is dangerous as it leads to an increased risk of bone fractures. Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake are safe ways to reduce the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures.
 
   CT scan of the lumbar spine prior to surgery reveals undiagnosed osteoporosis in many patientsCT scan of the lumbar spine prior to surgery reveals undiagnosed osteoporosis in many patients
 
For patients contemplating spinal fusion surgery to alleviate pain, bone health is an important consideration. If a patient is found to have low bone density prior to surgery, it could affect the treatment plan before, during and after the procedure.
 
 New form of hereditary osteoporosis identified
 
New form of hereditary osteoporosis identifiedA research group headed by Professor Outi Mäkitie, Unviersity of Helsinki, identified in families with childhood-onset osteoporosis disease-causing mutations in a gene that had previously not been connected with the skeletal system or osteoporosis.
 
 
 Review: Majority of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines ignore patients' voices
 
Review: Majority of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines ignore patients' voicesPatients' voices are ignored all too often in osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines, say researchers, who reviewed 70 English-language guidelines around the world and found less than 40 percent included any mention of patients' beliefs, values or preferences.
 
 
 Study finds significant gender and racial disparities in osteoporosis treatment
 
Study finds significant gender and racial disparities in osteoporosis treatmentNew research indicates that elderly men are significantly undertreated for osteoporosis compared with elderly women, and blacks have the lowest treatment rates among racial/ethnic groups.
 
 
 Benefits of osteoporosis treatment in postmenopausal women outweigh the perceived risks
 
Benefits of osteoporosis treatment in postmenopausal women outweigh the perceived risksThe benefits of treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women outweigh the perceived risks, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. The Society introduced the guideline during a news conference on Monday at ENDO 2019, its annual meeting in New Orleans, La.
 
 
 Knowing causative genes of osteoporosis may open door to more effective treatments
 
Knowing causative genes of osteoporosis may open door to more effective treatmentsScientists have harnessed powerful data analysis tools and three-dimensional studies of genomic geography to implicate new risk genes for osteoporosis, the chronic bone-weakening condition that affects millions of people.
 
 
 Women exposed to common antibacterial more likely to develop osteoporosis
 
Women exposed to common antibacterial more likely to develop osteoporosisWomen exposed to triclosan are more likely to develop osteoporosis, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
 
 
 Calcium absorption by breastfeeding babies could be key to treating osteoporosis in the elderly
 
Calcium absorption by breastfeeding babies could be key to treating osteoporosis in the elderlyNew research reveals the mechanism that allows breastfeeding babies to absorb large amounts of calcium and build healthy bones--a discovery that could lead to treatment for osteoporosis and other bone diseases later in life.