Medical research

New biomaterial regrows blood vessels and bone

Scientists have developed a new biomaterial that regrows blood vessels and bone, potentially providing a single-stage approach when repairing large bone defects.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Osteoporosis prevalence at femur neck, lumbar spine 12.3 percent

(HealthDay)—The age-adjusted prevalence of osteoporosis at either the femur neck or lumbar spine or both was 12.6 percent among adults aged 50 years and older in 2017 to 2018, according to a March data brief published by ...

Health

Does a vegan diet lead to poorer bone health?

The vegan diet is trending currently. How this type of diet affects health is the subject of scientific studies. In a new study from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), the bone health of 36 vegans as ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

A 'skeletal age' calculator to predict bone fracture risk

Researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have developed a computational model to calculate 'skeletal age', a personalized estimate of an individual's risk of bone fracture and premature death.

Surgery

Exercise may protect bone health after weight loss surgery

Although weight loss surgery is a highly effective treatment for obesity, it can be detrimental to bone health. A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that exercise may help address this ...

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