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Vitamin D Supplements Won't Build Bone Health in Older Adults: Study

Posted 15 days ago by

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 – Vitamin D supplements have long been touted as a way to improve bone health and possibly ward off the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis in older adults. But a new study contends that claims of benefits from supplements of the "sunshine vitamin" fall flat. A review of previously published studies found that taking either high or low doses of vitamin D supplements didn't ...

Men's Testosterone Supplements May Be Losing Appeal

Posted 10 Jul 2018 by

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 – The "low-T" craze appears to be waning, with fewer men in the United States turning to testosterone therapy as a way to stave off aging and sexual decline. A steep decrease in testosterone prescriptions occurred between 2013 and 2016, coinciding with public warnings that hormone therapy could increase men's risk of heart health issues and prostate cancer. "We found that ...

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Male Osteoporosis

Posted 27 Jun 2018 by

-- While people typically associate osteoporosis with women, men aren't immune. Osteoporosis commonly leads to weakening of the skeleton and fractures. According to the U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, by the age of 70, men and women are losing bone mass at about the same rate. The institute mentions these factors that raise a man's chances of developing ...

Binge Drinking: A Hazard for Teen Bones?

Posted 14 Jun 2018 by

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 – Teen girls who regularly toss back four or five alcoholic drinks may be setting themselves up for a lifetime of lower bone density, new research suggests. The study of college women included some who reported regularly binge drinking during high school and in the first year of college. That means downing four or more alcoholic drinks in a two-hour period. "We found that ...

Mammograms Might Encourage Other Screenings

Posted 5 Jun 2018 by

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 – Older women who get mammograms are more likely to also seek screenings for cervical cancer and osteoporosis, new research reveals. This held true for the Medicare recipients even when their mammograms produced false positive results. "It's encouraging that women for whom services are received through Medicare are not showing significant signs of any negative influence ...

FDA Approves Prolia (denosumab) for Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

Posted 29 May 2018 by

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Prolia (denosumab) for the treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) in men and women at high risk of fracture, defined as a history of osteoporotic fracture, multiple risk factors for fracture, or patients who have failed ...

Anxious Women May Want to Keep an Eye on Their Bone Health

Posted 18 May 2018 by

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 – As if older women didn't already worry enough about their bone health, new research suggests that anxiety may up their risk for fractures. Based on an analysis involving almost 200 postmenopausal Italian women, the finding builds upon previous research linking anxiety to a higher risk for heart disease and gastrointestinal problems. "Our findings are quite surprising ...

Bone Drug 'Holiday' From Bisphosphonates May Raise Fracture Risk

Posted 11 May 2018 by

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 – Osteoporosis patients who take "holidays" from bisphosphonate drugs are at increased risk for fractures, a new study finds. A six-year follow-up of patients who took a break from the bone-building drugs found 15 percent of them suffered fractures, according to researchers at Loyola University in Maywood, Ill. "Fracture risk needs to be regularly assessed during the drug ...

A Bone Drug That Treats Baldness?

Posted 8 May 2018 by

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 – A drug intended as a treatment for osteoporosis may help treat hair loss, researchers say. "The fact this new agent, which had never even been considered in a hair loss context, promotes human hair growth is exciting because of its translational potential: It could one day make a real difference to people who suffer from hair loss," said study leader Nathan Hawkshaw, of ...

Seniors Don't Need Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements: Review

Posted 26 Dec 2017 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 – Seniors are wasting their time and money taking calcium and vitamin D supplements to ward off the brittle bones of old age, a new review concludes. It turns out there's little evidence supplements protect against hip fractures and other broken bones in older folks, according to data gathered from dozens of clinical trials. "The routine use of these supplements is ...

Modern Times May Mean Weaker Biceps for Women

Posted 29 Nov 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 – A life of hard farm work apparently gave ancient women stronger arm bones than modern women, even today's elite rowers. That's the finding of British researchers who compared the bones of a wide range of present-day women with the bones of women who lived in Central Europe during the first 6,000 years of agriculture. Women from 7,400 to 7,000 years ago had similar leg ...

Health Tip: Help Prevent Osteoporosis

Posted 21 Nov 2017 by

-- More than 10 million Americans, mostly women, have osteoporosis, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. The disease causes softening of the bones, making them more prone to fracture. The risk of osteoporosis rises as a person ages. The agency suggests how osteoporosis may be delayed or prevented: Eat foods rich in calcium and vitamin D. Performregular weight-bearing and strengthening ...

Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow

Posted 10 Oct 2017 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 – Parents of young children with type 1 diabetes need to be on the lookout for symptoms of another autoimmune condition – celiac disease, new research suggests. The study found these youngsters appear to face a nearly tripled risk of developing celiac disease autoantibodies, which eventually can lead to the disorder. "Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease are closely related ...

More Than Half of Americans Will Need Nursing Home Care: Study

Posted 28 Aug 2017 by

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 – More than half of Americans will find themselves in a nursing home at some point in their lives, a new study shows. That eclipses the 35 percent estimate used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the researchers added. "Lifetime use of nursing homes is considerably greater than previously thought, mostly due to an increase in short stays of less than three ...

Sitting Could Be Big Health Risk for Frail Folks

Posted 21 Aug 2017 by

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 – After years of being told that sitting too much is deadly, a new study now suggests that being sedentary for long periods of time may not be an equal-opportunity health risk. For inactive middle-aged and older people with multiple health problems, being sedentary does appear to be linked to an increased risk of early death. But sitting a lot doesn't seem to affect active ...

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