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Vitamin D supplementation doesn't change lean mass, BMD

(HealthDay)—For postmenopausal women with vitamin D insufficiency completing a structured weight-loss program, vitamin D3 supplementation is not associated with changes in lean mass or bone mineral density (BMD), according ...

Apr 11, 2016
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Bone-lengthening device reduces pain, infection risk

Orthopedic surgeons have developed a new device that reduces the pain, scarring and infection risk associated with lengthening a leg bone. It replaces an external brace, which must be attached outside the leg using pins through ...

Apr 08, 2016
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Exercise, behavioral therapy may help MS patients

A South Dakota State University researcher will determine whether exercise alone or in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy is more effective at improving mobility and quality of life for patients diagnosed with ...

Dec 09, 2015
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Leg

A leg is a weight bearing and locomotive structure, usually having a columnar shape. During locomotion, legs function as "extensible struts" - the combination of movements at all joints can be modeled as a single, linear element capable of changing length and rotating about an omnidirectional "hip" joint.

As an anatomical animal structure it is used for locomotion. The distal end is often modified to distribute force (such as a foot). Most animals have an even number of legs.

As a component of furniture it is used for the economy of materials needed to provide the support for the useful surface, the table top or chair seat.

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