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.

One to Two Drinks a Day May Keep Osteoporosis Away

By | Wed, 07/11/2012 - 11:31

A small study that comprised of 40 women suggests moderate alcohol consumption, combined with a healthy diet and physical activity, may lower the risk of osteoporosis.

Your Diet Could Protect Against Damage Caused by Spinal Cord Injuries

By | Tue, 06/26/2012 - 16:03

New research suggests that curry powder and omega-3 could help repair and offset the damage caused by spinal cord injuries.

Load-bearing Exercise in Early 20s May Shield Men from Osteoporosis

By | Sat, 05/05/2012 - 15:56

Young men who play volleyball, basketball or other load-bearing sports for four hours a week or more increase bone mass and might gain protection from developing osteoporosis later in life.

Risk of Osteoporosis Increases with Early Menopause

By | Thu, 04/26/2012 - 06:34

Early menopause may double the risk of osteoporosis in later life, says a new Swedish study

Physical Activity in Early 20s May Reduce the Risk of Osteoporosis

By | Tue, 02/14/2012 - 16:14

Exercise in the early twenties promotes bone growth may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life, according to a new study.

Are Women Getting Tested for Osteoporosis Too Frequently?

By | Thu, 01/19/2012 - 17:13

Screening for osteoporosis could protect against fractures, but experts said for many women, screenings for the bone disease may be unnecessary and suggested that current guidelines may create extra tests and increase costs and unnecessary treatment.

Should the FDA Impose a 'Drug Holiday' on Bisphosphonates?

By | Sat, 09/10/2011 - 12:48

A Food and Drug Administration panel has has voted to improve the labeling of a class of osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates, which have been linked to thigh fractures and other side effects.

Treatment gap leaves many older adults at unnecessary risk of fracture

By | Thu, 06/16/2011 - 09:35

New report reveals low treatment uptake, inadequate implementation of national osteoporosis guidelines and poor adherence to therapy

Landmark report reveals immense burden of osteoporotic fractures in Europe

By | Wed, 06/15/2011 - 16:27

A new report launched today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) in collaboration with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations (EFPIA) reveals that the burden of fractures in Europe has been vastly underestimated. The report concludes that in Europe’s five largest countries and Sweden alone, an estimated 2.5 million new fragility fractures occurred in 2010 – the equivalent of 280 fractures per hour. It also showed an astounding eighty deaths per day attributable to fragility fractures.

Changing trends in hip fracture incidence around the world

By | Tue, 04/12/2011 - 14:20

Osteoporosis constitutes a major public health problem through its association with age-related fractures, most notably those of the hip.

Osteoblasts are bone idle without Frizzled-9

By | Mon, 03/14/2011 - 14:42

New research shows that the Wnt receptor Frizzled-9 (Fzd9) promotes bone formation, providing a potential new target for the treatment of osteoporosis. The study appears online on March 14 in The Journal of Cell Biology (www.jcb.org).

Researchers discover age of onset of puberty predicts adult osteoporosis risk

By | Mon, 01/31/2011 - 09:27

A team of researchers led by Vicente Gilsanz, MD, PhD, director of Clinical Imaging at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, determined that the onset of puberty was the primary influence on adult bone mineral density, or bone strength. Length of puberty did not affect bone density.

Link between fracture prevention and treatment adherence not fully understood by patients

By | Wed, 01/12/2011 - 09:02

Newly released findings of a multinational survey conducted on behalf of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) show clear disparities between patients' and doctors' perceptions of osteoporosis and its management.

Widespread vitamin D deficiency a concern in Asia

By | Mon, 12/13/2010 - 09:51

Bone health experts attending the 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore this week have flagged vitamin D deficiency as a major concern in the region, particularly in South Asia where the problem is especially severe and widespread across the entire population.

Belly fat puts women at risk for osteoporosis

By | Tue, 11/30/2010 - 08:41

For years, it was believed that obese women were at lower risk for developing osteoporosis, and that excess body fat actually protected against bone loss.