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Topic- Osteoporosis

 

Men need more awareness of osteoporosis-5141

Men need more awareness of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, the condition of porous and fragile bones, is often associated with women. After all, an estimated one-tenth of women ages 60 years and older have osteoporosis, and 61% of all osteoporotic fractures occur in women. Broken bones, a consequence of osteoporosis, can lead to hospitalization, disability and death. (International Osteoporosis Foundation). However, osteoporosis is also found in men and a new report details the need for diagnosis and treatment.

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Number of fractures from osteoporosis rising in Europe-4376

Number of fractures from osteoporosis rising in Europe

According to the results of a model estimating the burden of osteoporotic fractures in 2010, approximately 22 million women and 5.5 million men in 27 member states of the European Union (EU27) had osteoporosis;

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Low-intensity exercise improves muscle strength and balance-4103

Low-intensity exercise improves muscle strength and balance

Exercise is a core prescription for preventing or reducing the negative consequences of osteoporosis, when bones become thin and brittle. Weight-bearing exercise and strength training cause muscles to pull on the bones, which can help bones maintain their density. Bone loss can speed up in women after menopause due to the drop in estrogen levels.

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Frailty signals fractures and disability-3618

Frailty signals fractures and disability

In a broad sweep of sites in Australia, Europe and North America, the records of 48,636 women ages 55 and older were compared one year after an initial assessment was performed.

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Aquatic exercise benefits function, but not bone density-3584

Aquatic exercise benefits function, but not bone density

A group of 42 postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density, average age 66.8 years, exercised in an aquatic aerobics class twice a week for eight months.

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Fracture risk also reduced by vitamin D-3281

Fracture risk also reduced by vitamin D

For a meta-analysis of 11 randomized clinical trials, data on 31,022 people, average age 76, was pooled to examine their intakes of vitamin D supplementation in relation to risk of fractures. Participants had experienced 1,111 hip fractures and 3,770 nonvertebral fractures.

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