osteoporosis

Making healthy lifestyle choices when it comes to diet and exercise can make all the difference when it comes to overall bone health and decreasing risks of osteoporosis. As bone is lost, the skeleton becomes more and more osteoporotic and prone to bone fracture. While everyone loses some bone, there are those that are less… Read more

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… Read more

It’s known that more mechanical load on bones leads to more bone growth, and less load on bones can lead to bone atrophy, as is the case with astronauts who have spent extended time in the International Space Station. Now, a new study has found an association between children’s abilities in common movements like jumping… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more