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TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Why do so many black adults continue to look youthful as they age?

A new study says it's in their bones.

Researchers found that the facial bones of black adults retain a higher mineral content than those other races, which makes their faces less likely to reflect their advancing years.

The new study is the first to docume...

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Brittle bones are often seen as a woman's health issue, but low bone mass may be more common among middle-aged men than generally thought, a small study suggests.

The research, of 173 adults aged 35 to 50, found that men and women were equally likely to have low bone mass in the hip. It was found in 28% of men and 26% of women.

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THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors often face limited mobility, which quadruples their odds of osteoporosis, broken bones and falls. But most are never screened for these problems, new research reveals.

"Our study adds to previous research that found despite an increased risk, only a small number of people who have recently had a stroke are tested and treate...

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life.

When bone density drops but isn't yet at the level of osteoporosis, it's called osteopenia. Osteopenia affects more than 33 million Americans over age 50, men and women, while 10 million have osteoporosis....

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis is typically thought of as a woman's disease, but elderly men are also prone to bone loss -- even though they often aren't treated for it, a new study finds.

Among men and women aged 80 and older, women were three times more likely to get osteoporosis treatment, researchers reported.

Ten million Americans have osteoporos...

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Younger breast cancer survivors are at increased risk for osteoporosis -- weak, brittle bones -- due to breast cancer treatments, new study finds.

The study included 211 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer within the past nearly three years and 567 women with no history of cancer.

Over about six years of follow-up, women...

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to eat a healthier diet? Don't forget that certain foods can help protect your bones, a nutrition expert says.

"Bone disease is often preventable by getting enough calcium and vitamin D into your diet," said Kathryn Weatherford, a registered dietitian at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

"By eating the right comb...

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- 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 ...

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- 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 t...

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- 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 signific...

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- 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.

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FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- 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 b...

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- 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 ...

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could the calcium supplement you take to help your bones be harming your colon?

That's the suggestion from a new study that finds a link between the daily supplement and an increased risk for polyps in the colon.

Polyps are not cancerous, but some can eventually turn into cancer if they're not removed.

Further research is n...

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- 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 rout...

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to air pollution can increase the risk for osteoporosis and broken bones in older adults, a new U.S. study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data on 9.2 million Medicare enrollees in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic area who had been hospitalized for fractures from 2003 to 2010.

The investigators found that even a small increase i...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Falls and fractures are a major cause of disability in old age. An influential U.S. medical task force is recommending exercise and, in some cases, medical evaluation to help seniors stay on their feet.

But the new draft recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) say there isn't enough evidence at this time to ei...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why.

"Fracture in older adults with type 2 diabetes is a highly important public health problem and will only increase with the aging of the population and growing epidemic of diabetes," said study author Dr. Elizabeth Samelson.

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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Bone health is literally something you build on throughout your life, not just as a child. And the efforts you put in now will keep bones strong and help prevent the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis later on, as you age.

Most of the 10 million Americans living with osteoporosis are women, but men are at risk, too, according to the National...

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just a minute or two of running every day could strengthen your bones, new research suggests.

British scientists found that women who engage in "brief bursts" of any high-intensity, weight-bearing physical activity had 4 percent better bone health than their less active peers.

"We don't yet know whether it's better to accumulate this...

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Spending your days cooped up inside an office might mean you're not getting enough vital vitamin D -- know as the "sunshine vitamin," researchers report.

Canadian researchers found that vitamin D deficiency levels differ by occupation, with people who are closeted indoors faring worse than others.

"We know that vitamin D deficiency...

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking may hasten muscle loss in older women, a new study warns.

Both aging and menopause can lead to loss of muscle mass and strength, a condition called sarcopenia. Muscle mass loss typically starts in midlife, and progresses at a rate of 6 percent per decade, the researchers said. Usually, only three-quarters of midlife muscle mas...

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How can my diet help me stave off osteoporosis? The foods you eat can work to keep your bones strong as you age, and some can even help you replace lost bone mass. If you're a woman, you're at particularly high risk for osteoporosis, the brittle-bones disease. After menopause, declining estrogen stores cause women to start losing bone at a rate of about 3 percent a year. Eighty percent of those...

What is osteoporosis? If you thought that shrinking and stooped shoulders were an inevitable part of your golden years, there's good news. As it turns out, those phenomena are due to a bone disease called osteoporosis -- and it's largely preventable. Osteoporosis is a thinning and weakening of the bones that strikes many women after menopause, as well as some older men. The disease makes your bo...

Exercise has long been known to strengthen bones. But even if you already have osteoporosis, exercise can be good medicine. You may not realize it, but the health of your bones is closely linked to your workouts and daily habits. If your bones sense that you're active, they'll soak up extra minerals to give you the support that you need. But if you don't get enough exercise, your bones will start ...

There's nothing in your refrigerator or cupboard that can cure osteoporosis. And no matter what vitamins or supplements you take, there are also no guarantees against broken bones. But if your bones have lost some of their strength, you'll need to pay extra attention to nutrition. Along with prescription medications and regular exercise, proper nutrition is a vital part of the three-pronged approa...

What is a bone mineral density test? This test, commonly known as a BMD, is an X-ray-like screening of your bone to find out whether or not you have osteoporosis, a bone-weakening disease that affects primarily postmenopausal women and also strikes some elderly men. The test can also indicate whether you're at risk for developing osteoporosis, and can be used to track bone density changes over t...

Do I need to take medications for osteoporosis? If you're over 50, there's a good chance that your bones need help. Over half of all Americans in their 50s and older have osteoporosis, a condition that robs bones of calcium and other minerals, leaving bones weak, brittle, and vulnerable to breaks. The body engages in a continuous process of building and removing bone tissue to maintain a healthy ...

It's a familiar complaint: Men receive better medical care than women. Research has shown, for instance, that male heart attack victims are given more aggressive therapy than female heart attack patients. The problem has been blamed on bias -- doctors tend to think of heart attacks as a predominantly male problem. But a new study suggests that men may also be undertreated for conditions associated...

Walking is the most popular form of exercise in the United States. It's convenient (you can do it anywhere). It's inexpensive (the only investment you have to make is a pair of shoes). And it requires no special skills. Walking might not feel like a workout, but the health benefits can be huge. Circle the answers on this true-false quiz to find out how to walk your way to fitness. 1. Walking is ...

Under certain conditions, one or more vertebrae can start to crack under the weight of the spine. This is called a compression fracture. As painful as it is, a compression fracture doesn't have to be a debilitating injury. With proper treatment, most people can either recover completely or keep their symptoms under control. What causes compression fractures? If your bones are young and healthy,...

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