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2009-08-25 15:59:33

Got high cholesterol? You might want to consider a bone density test. A new UCLA study sheds light on the link between high cholesterol and osteoporosis and identifies a new way that the body's immune cells play a role in bone loss. Published Aug. 20 in the journal Clinical Immunology, the research could lead to new immune-based approaches for treating osteoporosis. Affecting 10 million Americans, the disease causes fragile bones and increases the risk of fractures, resulting in...

2009-08-24 15:12:50

Got high cholesterol? You might want to consider a bone density test.A new UCLA study sheds light on the link between high cholesterol and osteoporosis and identifies a new way that the body's immune cells play a role in bone loss.Published Aug. 20 in the journal Clinical Immunology, the research could lead to new immune-based approaches for treating osteoporosis. Affecting 10 million Americans, the disease causes fragile bones and increases the risk of fractures, resulting in lost...

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2006-03-29 12:45:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- Scientists have identified and blocked the action of a protein linked to the spread of breast, prostate and skin cancer cells to the bones. The molecule called RANKL is produced in bone marrow. In studies of mice, researchers from Austria and Canada showed that inhibiting the protein could stop the cancerous cells from migrating to the bones. "RANKL is a protein which tells tumor cells to come to it," said Professor Josef Penninger, of the Austrian Academy of...


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