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 ...

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) ...

Health

Alone, low vitamin D does not cause osteoporotic fractures

(HealthDay)—While low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with osteoporotic fractures, the link is not causative, according to the results of an analysis published online April 7 in Clinical Chemistry.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Medicare spends more than $6 billion on secondary fractures

(HealthDay)—Medicare could save billions of dollars if secondary fractures could be prevented with improved osteoporosis screening, according to a new National Osteoporosis Foundation report conducted by Milliman.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High postural sway doubles older women's fracture risk

Postural sway is an independent risk factor for bone fractures in postmenopausal women, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. Women with the highest postural sway ...

Overweight & Obesity

How weight loss is linked to future health for older adults

Studies describing the effects of weight loss on health rarely consider age. However, weight loss during middle age likely has different effects on your health than does weight loss when you're 65-years-old or older—especially ...

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