Health

Cut down on 'carbs' to reduce body fat, study authors say

A modest reduction in consumption of carbohydrate foods may promote loss of deep belly fat, even with little or no change in weight, a new study finds. Presentation of the study results will be Sunday at The Endocrine Society's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spondylolisthesis linked to spinous process fractures

(HealthDay) -- There is a strong association between degenerative spondylolisthesis and spinous process fracture in patients undergoing interspinous process spacer (IPS) surgery, according to a study published online May ...

Health

Physician groups call for fewer medical tests

(HealthDay) -- Nine physician specialty groups have created lists of common tests or procedures that they believe are often overused or unnecessary, to help doctors and patients make wiser decisions about care.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Post-laminectomy spine strength can be predicted

(HealthDay)—Following lumbar laminectomy, loss of strength and shear stiffness (SS) can be predicted in the human lumbar spinal segment using measurable parameters, according to a study published in the December issue of ...

Overweight & Obesity

'Obese' label may not apply to heavy ex-NFL players

(HealthDay) -- Standard definitions of obesity, which are based on height and weight, may not apply to former National Football League players and other groups with greater muscle mass, according to a new study.

Surgery

Bone density can improve in spine, femur post-spine surgery

(HealthDay)—Following successful lumbar spine surgery, the bone mineral density (BMD) of the vertebral body and femoral neck can increase but appears to related to post-operative walking ability, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Osteoporosis risk factors after the menopause

A preliminary study of 127 post-menopausal women on hormone replacement therapy in Portugal suggests that there are several risk factors associated with osteoporosis and bone fracture these include age, low bone mineral density, ...

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