bone health

Mole rat may hold key to human longevity


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 3 (IANS) Compared to the average three-year life span of a common rat, the 10 to 30-year life of the naked mole rat, an underground rodent native ... Read more...

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Alcohol more harmful for women


May 7th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Alcohol in any amount can be dangerous to anyone but it affects women more than men, with increased health risks like liver and heart diseases ... Read more...

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Glass of milk makes for smarter brain


January 31st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Drinking a glass of milk daily not only smartens the brain but also supplies the vital nutrients it requires to be in a peak condition.Besides ... Read more...

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Proteins protect bones during weight loss dieting


December 1st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 1 (IANS) Eating protein-rich foods, especially dairy products, protect bones when overweight or obese young women try to shed weight through dieting, suggests a new study.The study found ... Read more...

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Drug counters bone-damaging effects of breast cancer medication


October 10th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) An osteoporosis drug counteracts the bone damaging side-effects of some breast cancer medications.The study indicates that some breast cancer patients could take zoledronic acid in addition ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass surgery linked to increased fracture risk


June 5th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) People who have had gastric bypass (bariatric) or other weight-loss surgeries have an even higher risk of fractures than previously found.Such people have 2.3 times the ... Read more...

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Calcium supplements cause heart problems in women?


April 24th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) There is growing evidence that calcium supplements increase the risk of heart attacks among older women, say researchers.Calcium supplements are often prescribed to older (postmenopausal) women ... Read more...

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Calcium supplements ‘ups heart attack risk in older women’


April 20th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): A new research has indicated that calcium supplements increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly heart attacks, in older women.The findings suggest that their use in managing osteoporosis ... Read more...

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Green tea and tai chi ‘improve quality of life in postmenopausal women’


April 11th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that people who consume the highest levels of green tea tend to have lower risks of several chronic degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease ... Read more...

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HIV-infected patients at higher risk for bone fractures


March 12th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A new study has found that HIV-infected patients are at higher risk for bone fractures than the general population.Low bone mineral density in HIV-infected patients is common and ... Read more...

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How to fight the signs of aging


January 5th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Is aging taking a toll on your mind and you don't know what to do? Well, take a breather, for an expert has revealed new ways to keep ... Read more...

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Eating more fish ‘can ensure better bone health for astronauts’


December 1st, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Astronauts, when in space, are vulnerable to bone loss, which can cause fractures or breaks. However, a simple change in diet could mitigate that risk - eat more ... Read more...

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Apple-shaped women ‘more likely to develop osteoporosis’


November 30th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study by US researchers has found that overweight, apple-shaped women are more at risk of developing osteoporosis than those who are pear-shaped.The common perception has been ... Read more...

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Drinking 100 pc fruit juice means higher intake of essential nutrients


November 10th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Fruit juice drinkers were more likely than non-consumers to meet recommended levels of certain key nutrients, reveal researchers at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and Baylor College ... Read more...

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Long-duration space flight ‘is bad for the bones’


November 8th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A study has found that long-duration space flight might have a long-term negative impact on bone health.The research presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting ... Read more...

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Superhero suit to prevent bone loss in astronauts


October 29th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Micro-gravity in space can cause significant amount of bone loss in astronauts, but now a new superhero suit is set to change that.Even with regular exercise, an astronaut ... Read more...

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‘Sunshine vitamin’ can help beat cancer, heart disease


August 16th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Milk fortified with vitamin D can make our bones not only stronger but also prevent heart disease and cancer, a new study says. In colder countries with poor ... Read more...

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For women 40 can be a fabulous age - here’s how


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 2 (ANI): Life does kick in at 40. Modern trends in lifestyle have shown that women in 40s are confident, successful and leading a great life - mentally and physically. ... Read more...

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Calcium supplements’ link to heart attack risk ‘overstated’


July 31st, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Scientists say that calcium supplements play an important role in maintaining bone health.Previous studies have shown that an adequate intake of calcium plays an important role in building ... Read more...

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Soybean could boost bone health: Study


July 31st, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Scientists are exploring the role of natural estrogen-like substances in foods, like soybean isoflavones, in boosting bone health.Agricultural Research Service (ARS) physiologist Marta D. Van Loan and other ... Read more...

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Kids with celiac disease should go for vitamins to stave off bone disease: Study


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Kids suffering from celiac disease should include certain must-have vitamins in their diets to prevent weak bones and osteoporosis, according to researchers at the University of Alberta.A ... Read more...

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Fad diets could result in osteoporosis


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Experts have warned that non-dairy or wheat free fad diets could be putting young women at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life.Research has shown that nearly ... Read more...

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Black tea has more fluoride than once thought!


July 15th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Black tea, the world's most consumed beverage, contains higher concentrations of fluoride than previously thought. Fluoride helps prevent dental cavities, but excessive consumption causes advanced skeletal fluorosis, characterised ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels lead to Parkinson’s disease


July 13th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have shown that low vitamin D levels can help predict whether someone will later develop Parkinson's disease, according to an editorial.The study on ... Read more...

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Elders watch more TV than younger people


June 29th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, older adults watch more TV than children or teenagers and it is not good for them either, a study has revealed. Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Gymnastic training improves bone health in girls


May 6th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Long-term rhythmic gymnastics exerts positive effects on bone density among adolescent girls, a new study shows. Symeon Tournis, who led the study at the University of Athens in Greece, ... Read more...

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Gymnastic training boosts girls’ bone health


May 6th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Long-term elite rhythmic gymnastics exerts positive effects on volumetric bone density and bone geometry in adolescent girls, according to a new study.The study will be published in The ... Read more...

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Vitamin D supplements can prevent premature births


May 1st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is not only safe for mother and baby but it can also prevent preterm labour births and infections, says a new study. In ... Read more...

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Vitamin D supplements can prevent preterm labor/births


May 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Vitamin D intake during pregnancy is not only safe for mother and baby, but also can prevent preterm labor/births and infections, says a new study.The results of the ... Read more...

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Low-moderate alcohol consumption does not harm women’s bone health


April 28th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A new study has offered more evidence that low to moderate alcohol consumption does not harm bone health in women.There is lack of information on low to moderate ... Read more...

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Follicle-stimulating hormone decreases bone mineral density during menopause


April 26th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Other than estrogen, another hormone-follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) may also be involved in decreasing bone mineral density during menopause, according to new research at the Medical College of Georgia ... Read more...

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Fat type affects obese girls’ bone health


March 2nd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that fat type can affect obese girls' bone health.The research showed that obese teenage girls with a greater ratio of visceral fat (fat ... Read more...

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Genetic links to celiac disease identified


March 1st, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): British scientists have identified new genetic links to celiac disease.According to the researchers, these latest findings could speed the way towards improved diagnostics and treatments for the autoimmune ... Read more...

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Lactose intolerance misunderstood, say experts


February 26th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): People who are lactose intolerant often avoid milk and dairy products, thereby depriving themselves of calcium, vitamin D, and other essential nutrients. However, eliminating these nutrient-rich foods may ... Read more...

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Anorexics have strikingly high fat levels within their bone marrow


February 10th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have reported that people with anorexia nervosa have strikingly high levels of fat within their bone marrow.The researchers' findings will be published in ... Read more...

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