Here’s why a bone density test is important for aging adults at risk for osteoporosis, and when it’s recommend that you get one.
While scientists have gathered data that links consumption of colas and coffee with loss of bone density, researchers are still looking for the reason why.
While you may be more at risk to develop osteoporosis as you get older, the good news is that you can take steps to avoid it.
Did you know that your bones are living tissue? Learn about the many surprises your skeleton holds for you.
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Although osteoporosis overwhelmingly affects women, it’s not just a female problem. Osteoporosis affects more than half of U.S. adults, about a quarter of whom are men, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). About 10 million U.S. adults have osteoporosis, the NOF reports. Another nearly 43 million U.S. adults – half of them men – have low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a disease in … Read More
To keep your bones healthy as you get older, make sure your diet includes foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D. These nutrients are essential to maintain strong bones, but they cannot reverse or treat bone loss.
Cleveland Clinic researchers are zeroing in on a solution that may one day help children continue to grow normally even after suffering severe injuries to their growth plates. Growth plates: the key to kids’ mature size The secret of a child’s future height and size lies largely in his or her growth plates, the areas … Read More
Sadly, the first time many people think about osteoporosis is after their first bone fracture.
If you have Crohn’s, here’s why you also need to be mindful of your risk of osteoporosis. Understand how the two are linked.
We tend to associate osteoporosis, or the loss of bone density, with women. But 1.5 million men over age 65 have osteoporosis, and another 3.5 million are at risk for the disease. Osteoporosis in men is often associated with: Prolonged exposure to medications that impact bone density —These include steroids, anticonvulsants, cancer therapies and aluminum-containing … Read More