- The sleep hormone, melatonin, may help bones stay strong if given in supplement form. Could people with Osteoporosis benefit?
- 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.
- MIT creates custom coating with multiple nanolayers that releases medicating hormones to help bone implants adhere to native tissue.
- 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.
- A drug that blocks bone loss also stops new bone from forming.
- 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 regeneration may be close- new engineering research can help these biological glass implants heal broken bones, then safely dissolve when their work is done.
- Nanotechnology mixed with DNA will soon help bones to heal faster and stronger than they do now.
- A study has found that teenagers who smoke and have depressive symptoms may have an increased risk for developing osteoporosis later in life.
- Men with excess visceral belly fat have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis.
- Switching to a Mediterranean diet rich with olive oil strengthens and protects aging bones, scientists claim.
- 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.
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.