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Anti-inflammatory Diet May Reduce Bone Density Loss In Women

A diet high in anti-inflammatory foods, such as vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains, could boost bone health and prevent fractures in some women, according to a new study. Researchers, led by Tonya Orchard, an assistant professor of human nutrition at The Ohio State University, examined data from the landmark Women’s Health Initiative to compare […]

Stem Cell Injection Reverses Bone Loss In Mice

Picture informing somebody who has been diagnosed with age-related (type II) osteoporosis that just one injection of stem cells could their normal bone structure. Scientists now believe that this scenario may not be too far away. Osteoporosis affects over 200 million people worldwide and, unlike post-menopausal (type-I) osteoporosis, both women and men are equally susceptible […]

Cancellous Bone Lets Bones Recover From Breaks

When most things break, they fall apart and lose their mechanical function. But a foam-like type of bone can recover shape after it breaks. Called cancellous bone, it’s found near joints and in the vertebrae. “Cancellous bone does the opposite, it has softer surfaces with a more brittle interior,” says Christopher Hernandez, associate professor of […]