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How Does Bone Density Testing Work?

Bone density is critical to healthy aging. Bones naturally break down and rebuild new bone matter through the life cycle, but as the body ages, the rebuilding process slows down drastically and can eventually lead to weak and brittle bones (also known as osteoporosis). If you are at risk of developing osteoporosis, which affects more […]

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Osteoporosis May Have Contributed to Wooly Mammoth Extinction

Bones are at the center of every body, and they tell incredible stories. For the last 10 years, scientists at Tomsk State University in Russia have been analyzing more than 23,000 bones to learn more about the stories they tell. The subjects those scientists were so curious about are wooly mammoths, a vanished species with […]

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How to Build Better Bone Health After Age 50

Most people don’t think about bone health until they’re at risk for developing osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become porous, brittle, and weak. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 54 million Americans age 50 and older are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass. The statistic came from a 2014 study published by […]

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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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