Gerontology & Geriatrics

More women report hip fractures earlier in life, research finds

Older women with low bone density are more likely to experience their first hip fracture in their 60s compared to older ages, according to research being presented Sunday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting ...

Sleep disorders

Could getting enough sleep help prevent osteoporosis?

As part of the University of Colorado Department of Medicine's annual Research Day on April 23, faculty member Christine Swanson, MD, MCR, described her clinical research on whether adequate sleep can help prevent osteoporosis.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Impacts during everyday physical activity can slow bone loss

A study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, found that the bone mineral density at the femoral neck decreased, but the structural properties were maintained or even slightly improved during a year-long multicomponent ...

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Bone density

Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term referring to the amount of matter per cubic centimeter of bones. It is measured by a procedure called densitometry, often performed in the radiology or nuclear medicine departments of hospitals or clinics. The measurement is painless and non-invasive and involves minimal radiation exposure. Measurements are most commonly made over the lumbar spine and over the upper part of the hip. The forearm is scanned if either the hip or the lumbar spine can't be.

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