A Diet to Reduce Bone Loss

A Diet to Reduce Bone Loss

According to a recent study, a Mediterranean diet can reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis, a condition in which bone density and quality are reduced… Read More

Preventing Hip Fractures

Preventing Hip Fractures

A group of researchers in the United Kingdom has published in the medical journal Lancet a report that indicates screening for osteoporosis (bone loss) might prevent as many as one-quarter of hip fractures… Read More

Vitamin D and Hip Fractures

Vitamin D and Hip Fractures

Experts say that taking vitamin D after experiencing a hip fracture is effective in preventing repeat fractures. So why, ask the authors of a new study, are only a small number of elderly hip fracture patients doing so? Read More

Hip Fractures No Longer Declining

Hip Fractures No Longer Declining

Research shows a descending trend in hip fractures caused by osteoporosis from 2002 to 2012, but the numbers began rising in 2013… Read More

Osteoporosis Symptoms

Osteoporosis: Symptoms

The main osteoporosis symptoms are broken bones and the resulting pain. Before bones fracture, there are often no symptoms of osteoporosis. Read More

Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Tests

Osteoporosis: Diagnosis and Tests

A diagnosis of osteoporosis is made if a man older than 50 or a woman who has gone through menopause sustains a fracture with minimal trauma. Before a fracture occurs, osteoporosis can be diagnosed using a bone mineral density test called dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Read More

Osteoporosis Living and Managing

Osteoporosis: Living and Managing

The goal of osteoporosis treatment is to prevent fracture. Many treatments for osteoporosis are the same as the strategies recommended for prevention. Read More