Category: bones

Strong Healthy Bones

Help protect your bones from breaking by: Exercising, maintaining a healthy diet, getting the recommended amount of vitamin D and calcium, taking an approved osteoporosis medication. If you have had fractures or are diagnosed...

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Sleep & Bones

Too little sleep and jet lag or shift work, may be bad for bones. Researchers allowed 10 healthy men (some aged 20 to 27 and some aged 55 to 65) to sleep for only seven hours after every 22 hours they were kept awake....

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Bone Density Scan

The test:  A DEXA scan is an X-ray that measures how dense your bones are. Who should have it:  Women should have a baseline scan at age 65, men at 70 if they’ve lost height, says Jack Ende, M.D., president of the American...

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Does Calcium Protect Bones?

Calcium alone has not been demonstrated to reduce fracture rates, It does lower bone turnover rate, a measure of bone loss, by about 10 percent, however. And calcium together with vitamin D is effective in lowering fracture...

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Do It Right (Weight Loss)

Could losing weight harm obese older people by causing them to lose muscle and bone? Not if they do the right kind of exercise. Scientists randomly assigned 141 obese, sedentary people aged 65 or older to a control group (which...

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Bone-Busting Medicine Risks

Antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro and generic), and fluoxetine hydrochloride (Paxil and generic) may increase bone fracture risk. In a recent study of...

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Hearburn Drugs And Bones

The millions of Americans who take proton pump inhibitors (PPIS) to treat acid reflex may be putting their bones at risk, suggests a recent lab study of mice from the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Mass. Bu reducing acid levels...

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Vitamin D & Fractures

Low vitamin D levels may increase the risk of bone fractures during menopause. Researchers studied 1,756 menopausal women (their average age was 49) from five cities who had participated in the Study of Women’s Health...

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Produce For Stronger Bones

Potassium, found in many fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of brittle bones and fractures by slowing the loss of calcium from bone, according to a recent review of 14 studies by researchers at England’s...

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Noises From The Bones

As we age, the body’s spongy cushions (intervertebral disks in the case of the spine and cartilage in the case of the joints) tend to dry out from wear and tear.  Sometimes they disappear altogether, resulting in loss of...

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The Worst Drink For Your Bones

It’s cola!  Tufts University experts say the more cola (diet or regular) that women drink, the lower the bone density in their hips!  Phosphoric acid in dark soda appears to have a calcium-leeching effect. Source:...

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