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2011-11-15 06:42:26

Whole-body-vibration, a popular exercise which uses a vibrating platform, is sometimes advertised as being able to boost bone density. However, a one-year-study on healthy postmenopausal women has shown that it has no such effect. The study entitled, "Effects of 12 Months of Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) on Bone Density and Structure in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial", is published in the November 15, 2011 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. This study was led by...

2011-11-07 10:00:00

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims of harm resulting from use of the drug Fosamax, is concerned that many with osteoporosis might not know it and therefore might not be getting necessary treatment timely, but maintains that those who are diagnosed with the condition should discuss with their physicians in detail the possible serious adverse side effects of bisphosphonate drugs. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 According to an October 31, 2011, New York...

2011-10-24 09:27:35

New report shows enormous human, social and economic cost of fractures in the region A new audit report issued today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) shows that osteoporosis is a serious and growing problem throughout the Middle East and parts of Africa. Gathering data from 17 countries in the region as well as Turkey, 'The Middle East & Africa Regional Audit' is a landmark report examining epidemiology, costs and burden in individual countries as well as...

2011-10-20 13:42:12

Adaptation to upright walking leaves humans susceptible, Case Western Reserve University study shows Osteoporosis is blamed for backbone fractures. The real culprit could well be our own vertebrae, which evolved to absorb the pounding of upright walking, researchers at Case Western Reserve University say. Compared to apes, humans have larger, more porous vertebrae encased in a much thinner shell of bone. The design works well until men and women age and suffer bone loss, leaving them...

2011-10-14 17:45:00

Because women are four times more likely than men to get osteoporosis, itâs often considered âœa womanâs disease,â but men can get osteoporosis. Two million American men have osteoporosis with another 12 million at risk. Despite the large numbers of affected men, osteoporosis remains under-diagnosed and under-reported. Known as âœthe silent disease,â osteoporosis is generally painless, but it...

2011-10-12 07:00:00

Swanson Health Products recently introduced Swanson Ultra KoACT® to support bone strength and flexibility. KoACT unites calcium and collagen through a chelate bond, making the formula stronger than either calcium or collagen alone. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 For women, there are two stages of life when it is very important to support bone health: one is in adolescence when bone mass growth is at its peak and the other is in the postmenopausal stage of life. There are two...

2011-10-04 12:22:30

Researchers identify a new gene that could help identify individuals predisposed to developing the disease Researchers at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), directed by Dr. Jean Vacher, identified a new gene that modulates bone mass and that could become a risk factor for developing osteoporosis. This scientific breakthrough will be published tomorrow in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism. Osteoporosis is a "silent" genetic disease characterized by...


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