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Osteoporosis in Men: Undertreated and Overlooked

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1 in 4 men will have an osteoporosis-related broken bone.(Getty Images) Osteoporosis is generally viewed as a woman’s disease, but men get it, too. While this fragile bone disease is indeed more common in women, there is increasing recognition that it strikes men more frequently than previously believed. Whereas […]

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Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Improve Bone Health Of Adults

Taking vitamin D supplements may not improve bone density or prevent falls and fractures in adults, findings of a new study have revealed. In the meta-analysis reported in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, Alison Avenell of the University of Aberdeen in the UK and colleagues analyzed the data from 81 randomized trials to study the […]

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Strategies to protect bone health in hematologic stem cell transplant recipients

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the treatment of choice for many patients with malignant and non-malignant hematological diseases, such as leukemia and multiple myeloma. The success of recent advances in such transplantation techniques and supportive care measures, has led to greater numbers of long-term HSCT survivors. Consequently, an increasing patient population is impacted by […]

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Osteoporosis, fracture risk predicted with genetic screen

A new genetic screen may predict a person’s future risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture, according to a study by a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Specifically, the study, one of the largest of its kind, identified 899 regions in the human genome associated with low bone-mineral density, 613 of which have […]