Gerontology & Geriatrics

Osteoporosis detection by a simple physical function test

Osteoporosis is a condition that does not exhibit symptoms until there is a bone fracture, so a large percentage of patients remain unaware of their condition. When people are unaware their bones have weakened, the condition ...

Medical research

Bone density is associated with regular use, study finds

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have studied a population of women in rural Poland for the past four years to understand how their lifestyle affects their bone density. The age group and lifestyle ...

Health

New review on management of osteoporosis in premenopausal women

Osteoporosis, a disease which leads to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures, is very common among postmenopausal women, affecting around one in three over the age of 50 worldwide. However, as osteoporosis and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Osteoporosis treatment may also protect against pneumonia

A recent study found that nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs) such as alendronate, which are widely used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis, are linked with lower risks of pneumonia and of dying from pneumonia. ...

Cardiology

Romosozumab added to guideline for management of osteoporosis

(HealthDay)—In an Endocrine Society guideline update, published online in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, recommendations are presented for the use of romosozumab in the pharmacological ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New osteoporosis therapy's dual effects on bone tissue

Sclerostin is a protein produced by osteocytes in the bone that inhibits bone formation. A recent analysis of results from a clinical trial reveals the beneficial effects of romosozumab, an antibody therapy that targets sclerostin, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many postmenopausal women do not receive treatment for osteoporosis

The benefits of treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women outweigh the perceived risks, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. The Society introduced the guideline during a news ...

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