- Researchers have developed an injectable "bone foam" that strengthens bones and helps fight bone disease and defects like osteoporosis.
- Soy bean supplements with a particular chemical may protect older women from osteoporosis.
- Donepezil (Aricept), prescribed for Alzheimer's disease, increased bone mass in mice, and researchers believe it may someday be used for osteoporosis.
- A recent study shows the protein fibrin does not play as great a role in bone fracture repair as doctors previously believed it had.
- A recent study has shed light on why humans are the only species that exhibit spinal structure differences between the sexes.
- In honor of National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month this May, here are the best foods to help eat your way to strong bones.
- People with osteoporosis may be almost twice as likely to develop sudden hearing loss, a new study found.
- Common myths about caffeine, such as it causing addiction or insomnia, may not be true.
- Men are three times less likely than women to undergo bone mass density testing following a broken wrist and seven times less likely to begin treatment for osteoporosis.
- 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.
- 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.
- Researchers discovered a new target that may be critical for the treatment of osteoporosis: human plastin 3 (PLS3) gene mutations.
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.