Taking the dog out for a walk is a great way for older adults to be active, but they have higher odds of falling and fracturing a bone than younger dog-walkers. The risk of such fractures is a special concern for older people who have osteoporosis.
If you have osteoporosis, a Mediterranean-style diet may help you maintain bone mineral density (BMD), suggest results from a clinical trial reported in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
In people suffering from vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis, vertebroplasty (injection of acrylic bone cement to stabilize the fracture) is no better at relieving pain than injection of pain relievers, according to a study reported in 2018 in The BMJ.
Updated advice on osteoporosis screening for women and men from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
If you're on a weight-loss diet, do more weight-bearing exercise to counter the potential adverse effects that this might have on your bones. That's a take-home message of a recent study in ...
Good balance can help prevent falls-a major cause of hip fractures. If you have low bone mass, maintaining good balance is important. And attention to balance is even more critical if you have fallen recently or have had two or more falls in the past 12 months, because this means you are at risk of falling…
Each year, more than 300,000 Americans ages 65 and older are hospitalized after a hip fracture, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly all the fractures happen from a fall. And a key factor in falls is poor balance.
Heel ultrasound scans can be a quick and easy screening tool to measure bone density. But the National Osteoporosis Foundation advises some people to skip the scan and have another test instead.
The claim: Following an anti-inflammatory diet can lower the risk of developing osteoporosis. But what does the evidence show?
Although weight-loss surgery clearly provides health benefits, it also has some risks-including an increased risk of bone loss and fracture.