Gerontology & Geriatrics

Consumer health: Osteoporosis and exercise

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease. Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million people in the U.S., 80% of whom are women, according ...

Diabetes

New findings on how diabetes impacts bone health

In addition to causing blood sugar imbalances, type 1 diabetes can contribute to nerve damage and sensory abnormalities—a condition call neuropathy—and has been linked to a higher risk of bone fractures. A new study published ...

Surgery

Osteoporosis, controversial fractures and various bone markers

Aging and lifestyle-related metabolic imbalances, such as hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and oxidative-stress, cause the accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), including pentosidine (PEN, crosslinked type) ...

Medical research

Is vitamin K the secret key to bone strength?

When we think of strong bones, we usually think of milk, a rich source of the nutrients that promote bone density: calcium and vitamin D. But we may be overlooking another important nutrient created closer to home—in our ...

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