Study Finds Calcium Supplements Don’t Improve Bone Health—And May Actually Hurt You

Many people take calcium supplements in the hope that the vitamins will make the aging process a little easier and less painful. However, a new study found that calcium supplements can’t offer the health benefits people hope for when it comes to bone health. In fact, says the research, calcium supplements may even be harmful. […]

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Smaller Gaps Between Pregnancies May Increase Likelihood of Osteoporosis

A new study suggests that women who have pregnancies less than one year apart may have a greater risk of developing osteoporosis later in life. The study was published in Maturitas: The European Menopause Journal, the official journal of the European Menopause and Andropause Society. Researchers studied reproductive histories between two groups: 239 postmenopausal women […]

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Exercise Can’t Build Bone Density as Fast as Osteogenic Loading

Bone density, or the strength and proximity of bone fibers, is something the body builds over the course of its entire existence. As young people grow, they accumulate bone density based on activity. Bone density peaks in early adulthood, and after a certain point people begin to lose bone mass faster than they can build […]

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For 10 Million Americans with Osteoporosis, Exercise Isn’t the Answer

Send Me The Research Report! When people are concerned about osteoporosis or bone loss, doctors often advise a healthy diet and exercise, but exercise may not have the impact most people facing bone loss are hoping for. To fight bone loss, doctors commonly prescribe medications that either increase bone formation or slow the rate of […]

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CDC Report: Over Half of People Over 60 Have Weak Muscles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released information showing that one in five Americans age 80 and older has weak muscle strength. Though loss of strength is common in mature people, severe muscle weakness can lead to impairment of daily activities and other serious problems. The CDC research found that more than […]

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Study Finds Link Between Teen Screen Time and Bone Density

A Norwegian study has reported a link between computer and television screen time and bone density in teenagers. Childhood and teen years are some of the most crucial for establishing bone density, which has a direct relationship with risk of osteoporosis and broken bones later in life. The study from the University Hospital of North […]

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Space Worms May Help Scientists Understand Bone and Muscle Health

“Space worms” may sound like this summer’s newest science fiction movie, but they’re actually sinewy test subjects who are helping real scientists understand the human body better. The millimeter-long roundworm is often used in studies as a miniature model for larger organisms, and recently launched studies of the tiny creatures are looking for new ways […]

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Are There Alternative Osteoporosis Treatments That Actually Work?

People have different reasons for trying “alternative” therapies when it comes to dealing with osteoporosis. More than 10 million people in the U.S. alone have osteoporosis, and 18 million more are at risk of developing it later in life. As many as 34 million Americans are at risk of low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a […]

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