bone loss

Abstinence, exercise helps reclaim bone loss


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 16 (IANS) Alcoholism is known to cause osteoporosis, which increases risk of fractures, but it can be undone by eight weeks of abstinence and some exercise, suggests a ... Read more...

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Playing basketball, soccer staves off Osteoporosis


May 7th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 7 (IANS) Young men who play load bearing games such as volleyball and basketball for four hours a week or more increase bone mass, which may ensure protection ... Read more...

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Protein loss causes old-age gum disease


April 18th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) A drop in the level of protein called Del-1 is why gum diseases become more common with old age, says a new research.Periodontitis is a gum ... 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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Mouth bugs, gum disease linked


October 28th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Bugs in our mouths bring on a debilitating condition which leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth, say researchers, in an unexpected finding that ... Read more...

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Blame backbone fractures on evolution, not osteoporosis


October 20th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) People blame osteoporosis for backbone fractures but the real villian is likely to be the spine or vertebrae, which evolved to absorb the pounding of upright ... 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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Genes causing arthritis isolated


July 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) In a breakthrough that could pave the way for better treatment of patients suffering from a painful form of arthritis, which fuses bones in the spine ... Read more...

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X-ray images of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth found


April 2nd, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) A set of X-ray images of the teeth of Britain's King George VI, his wife and their daughter, now Queen Elizabeth II, have been found in ... Read more...

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Study says that eating fish leads to stronger bones


April 1st, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that older adults who consume more fish end up having strong bones compared with those who consume less. The scientists ... Read more...

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Osteoporosis treatment gives patients an extra 5 years of life


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Australian researchers have found that osteoporosis treatment-taking bisphosphonates-not only gives patients a better life but increases their lifespan by five years too.Jacqueline Center and John Eisman, from Sydney's ... Read more...

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Osteoporosis drug may benefit patients with oral cancer


December 14th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 ANI): In a study of mice with oral cancer, a drug currently approved for osteoporosis treatment has been shown to reduce bone loss.The research suggests that the drug could ... Read more...

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‘Endurance exercises’ can make us look younger


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study from Tel Aviv University has found that 'endurance exercises,' like a Central Park jog or a spinning class, can make us look younger.The key, ... 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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Bed rests for pregnant mums may be harmful: Study


November 11th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A recent study by a nurse has found that prescribed bed rest has a down side for pregnant women.Judith Maloni, professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School ... 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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‘Sprouty’ protein could be a therapeutic target for obesity, osteoporosis


September 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A newly discovered protein termed as 'sprouty' protein could be the answer to obesity and/or osteoporosis, as well as diabetes, osteoarthritis and heart disease.Scientists from Maine report findings ... Read more...

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Exercises that can help treat arthritis


August 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Suffering from arthritis? Here are four types of exercises that may help you, say experts.Experts claim that people with arthritis who exercise have less pain, more energy, improved ... 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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High-protein diet should begin with breakfast


July 25th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Here's how you can maintain muscle mass, curb hunger, reduce abdominal fat, and prevent age-related bone loss - starting your day with a high-protein breakfast.While humans maintain the ... Read more...

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Why common drugs can lead to broken bones


June 9th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Scientists have explained why some commonly used drugs can up your odds of breaking a bone.The drugs-glucocorticoids (e.g. cortisone and prednisone) and the insulin sensitizer rosiglitazone-work through entirely ... Read more...

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Long-term use of certain contraception jabs linked to increased fracture risk


May 7th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): DMPA, a commonly used injectible contraceptive, is associated with higher risk of bone fracture when used alone, and not in combination with estrogens, according to a new study.The ... 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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Exercise may help in bone formation in osteoporosis


April 8th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) For osteoporosis patients who are unable to exercise, help may be on the way. Scientists have discovered how new therapies can trick bones into thinking they are getting ... Read more...

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Exercise pill for osteoporosis patients on the way


April 8th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered precisely how mechanical stress, such as exercise, promotes new bone growth, a discovery which could lead to the development of new drugs for osteoporosis patients ... Read more...

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FDA dissociates Fosamax from fractures


March 12th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 12 (Pen Men at Work): American watchdogs have declared that they have not discovered any association between oral bisphosphonate osteoporosis medicines such as Merck & Co Inc.'s Fosamax and some ... Read more...

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Long-term use of osteoporosis drug may weaken bones


March 11th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A new research has suggested that common drugs used to treat the brittle bone disease osteoporosis could make limbs easier to break if used for too long.Scientists found ... Read more...

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Soy isoflavone tabs don’t reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women


February 10th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Soy isoflavone tablets have been found ineffective in reducing bone loss in postmenopausal women, according to researchers.A previous six-month study by Iowa State University researchers had indicated that ... Read more...

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Drug inhibiting serotonin in gut could reverse osteoporosis


February 8th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 8 (IANS) An investigational drug that inhibits production of serotonin, primarily known as a neurotransmitter, in the gut cured osteoporosis in mice and rats, according to a new report. Serotonin ... Read more...

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Estrogen may protect women from schizophrenia


January 21st, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Restoring normal levels of estrogen, a female hormone, likely protects women from schizophrenia, research says. Many American women are prescribed estrogen to combat negative effects of menopause, such ... Read more...

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Women on injectable birth control ‘at higher bone loss risk’


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that women using injectable birth control have a higher risk of suffering bone mineral density (BMD) ... Read more...

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Depression linked with osteoporosis in young women


November 30th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Research has shown a clear connection between depression and a loss of bone mass, leading to osteoporosis and fractures. The study led by Raz Yirmiya, head of the brain ... Read more...

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