Bone Health News and Events

National Osteoporosis Foundation-Commissioned Study Finds No Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease with Calcium Supplementation
A study funded by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the nation’s leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, found that postmenopausal women who complied with taking 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium and 400 international units (IU) of vitamin D supplements for five years significantly reduced their risk for hip fracture by 76 percent. The study is also the latest research to be released showing no statistically significant link between calcium supplementation and increased risk of heart disease. (Read More)
Teen Smoking Decreases Bone Accumulation in Girls, May Increase Bone Loss Risk
Teenage girls who smoke accumulate less bone during a critical growth period and carry a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life, according to new research in the Journal of Adolescent Health. (Read More)
Men with Belly Fat at Risk for Osteoporosis
Visceral, or deep belly, obesity is a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength in men, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). (Read More)
Teenagers Urged to Exercise to Ward Off Bone Disease
An international team, including an expert from the University of Exeter, has found evidence that adolescents who spend long periods engaged in certain sedentary activities are more likely to have low bone mineral content in parts of the body where it can be an indicator of the risk of developing osteoporosis. (Read More)
Make No Bones About It: 50 Percent of Post50 Women (and 25 Percent of Men) Will Break One Because of This Disease
October 20 was World Osteoporosis Day: the perfect day to show your bones a little love by assessing what you eat, how (or if) you move your body, and what your risk factors are for getting osteoporosis, especially if you're over 50. And it wouldn't hurt to get a little more educated about one of the more common and preventable diseases around. (Read More)
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