Health

E-cigarette use may be detrimental to bone health in adults

While conventional cigarette smoking is an established risk factor for osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture, the effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use on bone health have not previously been studied. In a novel ...

Medical research

Risk of recurrent fractures lowered by new care routines

Older people's risk of recurrent fractures decreases by 18 percent if the care they receive is more structured and preventive, through fracture liaison services. This is shown by a study from the University of Gothenburg.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Think you should slow down as you get older? Think again

Muscle strengthening exercises are important for building bone strength and preventing osteoporosis, but new research shows that even just 10,000 steps a day can help to keep bones strong.

Diabetes

Frailty may up fracture risk in patients with type 2 diabetes

(HealthDay)—Patients with type 2 diabetes are frailer than participants without diabetes, and frailty increases the risk for fragility fractures, according to a study published in the April issue of Diabetes Care.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fragility fractures – a global cause for concern

Matt Costa, Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of Oxford and President elect of the Fragility Fracture Network (FFN), explains the need for global action to provide better care for people suffering from hip ...

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