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  1. Osteoporosis Diet Dangers: Foods to Avoid

    Getting enough calcium and vitamin D is essential for warding off osteoporosis. For even stronger bones, avoid these everyday osteoporosis diet dangers. Salt can pose a great obstacle to a sturdy skeleton. Research has found that postmenopausal women with a high-salt diet lose more bone minerals tha

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  2. Bone Test Predicts Spine Fracture

    Dec. 18, 2007 -- Postmenopausal women who seem healthy but have low bone-mineral density are at risk of spinal fracture later in life. The finding comes from a 15-year study of nearly 2,700 women who were an average 69 years old at the start of the study. Spinal fracture is the most common kind of f

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  3. No Osteoporosis Drug Proven Best

    Dec. 17, 2007 -- There is no proof that the most widely prescribed osteoporosis drugs work better than other drug treatments for the prevention of bone fractures. That is the finding from a new report funded by the U.S. government's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Based on an anal

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  4. Drugs Cut Bone Loss of Hormone Therapy

    Dec. 14, 2007 (San Antonio) -- The bone-building drugs known as bisphosphonates can offset a side effect of hormone therapy for breast cancer -- significant bone loss that can lead to fractures, three new studies suggest. Researchers from the Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group report

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  5. Forteo Helps Drug-Induced Osteoporosis

    Nov. 14, 2007 -- A new study shows that in people at high risk for bone fracture due to steroid-related osteoporosis, the drug Forteo may trump Fosamax. The study included 428 people with osteoporosis tied to long-term use of steroids such as prednisone to treat other conditions. Over time, some ste

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  6. How Much Do You Know About Bones?

    If your experience with bones is pretty much limited to putting on that skeleton costume every Halloween, then you could be cheating yourself out of important preventive care. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about bone health, and learn a bit about what you can do to protect your skelet

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  7. When Hip Fractures Happen Again

    Oct. 12, 2007 -- Hip fractures are a repeat problem for roughly one in seven adults who fracture a hip. That's according to a fresh look at a study spanning more than 50 years. The Framingham Heart Study included adults in Framingham, Mass. Participants got checkups every two years ever since 1948,

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  8. Drinking Tea May Slow Bone Loss

    Oct. 8, 2007 -- Drinking tea may be good for your bones. A new study shows elderly women who drank tea had higher bone density in their hips and less bone loss than women who didn't drink tea. Researchers say the results confirm previous studies that have suggested drinking tea may protect against b

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  9. Bone Drug May Help After Hip Fracture

    Sept. 18, 2007 -- People who start taking the osteoporosis drug Reclast after a hip fracture may live longer with fewer bone fractures. Researchers report that news in The New England Journal of Medicine. Reclast is given by infusion once a year. The process takes 15 minutes. Reclast, made by Novart

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  10. Calcium Supplements Thwart Bone Loss

    Aug. 23, 2007 -- Confused about whether calcium supplements and vitamin D supplements protect your bones? A report in this week's edition of The Lancet sheds new light on that question. People aged 50 and older who take calcium supplements are 12% less likely to fracture a bone than their peers who

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