Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease of bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis the bone mineral density is reduced, bone microarchitecture deteriorates, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone is altered. Osteoporosis risks can be reduced with lifestyle changes and sometimes medication; in people with osteoporosis, treatment may involve both.

Red Wine May Help Treat Osteoporosis

By | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:32

A compound found in red wine and grapes, resveratrol, could increase bone density among men with metabolic syndrome, making it a potential treatment for osteoporosis.

4 Ways Drinking Too Much Coffee Can Hurt You

By | Tue, 06/10/2014 - 08:00

Coffee may sport lots of health benefits, but when drinkers take it too far, they may be putting themselves at risk for these known and lesser-known effects.

Osteoporosis Linked To Gene Mutation: Are New Treatments Ahead?

By | Fri, 05/30/2014 - 18:00

Researchers discovered a new target that may be critical for the treatment of osteoporosis: human plastin 3 (PLS3) gene mutations.

How Can The Sleep Hormone Keep Our Bones Strong?

By | Mon, 05/26/2014 - 18:20

The sleep hormone, melatonin, may help bones stay strong if given in supplement form. Could people with Osteoporosis benefit?

Computer Time Weakens Bones In Teen Boys

By | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 18:43

Teen boys who spent more of their free time sitting in front of a computer were more likely to develop weaker bones, a new study found. Interestingly, the same couldn't be said for girls.

Custom Coating Helps Bone Implants Stay Put And Aids Healing Process

By | Wed, 06/26/2013 - 14:04

MIT creates custom coating with multiple nanolayers that releases medicating hormones to help bone implants adhere to native tissue.

Digital Health Assistant: UK Developing 24/7 Tinker-Free Health Sensors To Monitor At-Home Patients

By | Wed, 05/08/2013 - 19:41

A team of researchers from the UK is granted £12 million to develop home health sensor systems to monitor the health of the aging and vulnerable populations.

Uh-Oh, Osteoporosis Drug Actually Blocks Bone Growth

By | Thu, 04/18/2013 - 12:25

A drug that blocks bone loss also stops new bone from forming.

Education And Wealth Keep Adults From Shrinking

By | Wed, 04/03/2013 - 09:45

The largest study of its kind has found that those that show loss of height in old age have less education, do poorer on cognitive tests and are less well off than their taller peers.

Bioglass Bone Grafts Support Regeneration After Fractures

By | Tue, 04/02/2013 - 08:15

Bioglass bone regeneration may be close- new engineering research can help these biological glass implants heal broken bones, then safely dissolve when their work is done.

Bone Paste Offers Superior Healing Abilities

By | Wed, 02/20/2013 - 15:15

Nanotechnology mixed with DNA will soon help bones to heal faster and stronger than they do now.

Smoking, Depression During Teen Years May Up Osteoporosis Risk in Middle Age

By | Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:52

A study has found that teenagers who smoke and have depressive symptoms may have an increased risk for developing osteoporosis later in life.

Belly Fat Increases Fracture Risk in Men

By | Wed, 11/28/2012 - 11:46

Men with excess visceral belly fat have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis.

Mediterranean Diet Rich in Olive Oil May Protect Aging Bones

By | Fri, 08/17/2012 - 13:05

Switching to a Mediterranean diet rich with olive oil strengthens and protects aging bones, scientists claim.

Daily Glass of Wine Protects Against Thinning Bones As Well As Drugs

By | Fri, 08/03/2012 - 11:19

A glass or two glasses of wine a day works just as well as medicine at maintaining bones strength and protecting older women from osteoporosis or thinning of bones.