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  1. Hip Fractures Expected to Soar

    June 15, 2006 -- Call it a sign of the times: As the world's population ages, experts predict a boom in hip fractures. "The estimated number of hip fractures worldwide will rise from 1.7 million in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2050," write Philip Sambrook, MD, and Cyrus Cooper, DM, in The Lancet. Sambrook

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  2. Fruits, Veggies May Bolster Bones

    June 14, 2006 -- Eating lots of fruits and vegetables might strengthen bones, according to a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . But most people fall short of the recommended five or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables, the study also shows. The study comes from research s

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  3. Calcium Pills: Helping Women's Bones?

    April 25, 2006 -- There is growing evidence that calcium supplements offer little protection against bone fractures in older women because so many women fail to take them as recommended. Findings from a new study examining calcium and bone health are strikingly similar to those published in mid-Febr

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  4. Sally Field: An Osteoporosis Story

    Actress Sally Field always thought of herself as a strong woman -- an image often reflected in her award-winning movie roles. Dazzling us with Academy Award performances in films like Norma Rae and Places in the Heart, she became a signature actress for an emerging generation of equally strong women

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  5. Is Calcium a Bust for Bones?

    Feb. 15, 2006 -- Calcium and Vitamin D supplements may help protect some older women's hips -- but only when taken regularly, a new study shows. The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, followed more than 36,000 healthy, postmenopausal women for an average of seven years. Women w

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  6. FDA OKs First IV Osteoporosis Drug

    Jan. 13, 2006 -- The FDA has approved the first intravenous drug to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The drug is a new form of Boniva, an osteoporosis medicine that is already approved in pill form. Boniva pills are available to take on a daily schedule or monthly. Intravenous Boniva is a

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  7. Women Need More Calcium, Say Experts

    Sept. 26, 2005 (Nashville) -- Despite a major push by health authorities, most American women still aren't getting enough bone-building calcium even when they are being treated for osteoporosis. "Calcium is important," says Robert P. Heaney, MD, of the Osteoporosis Research Center at Creighton Unive

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  8. Milk Helps Keep Men's Bones Strong

    Sept. 23, 2005 (Nashville, Tenn.) - Real men may not eat quiche, but they might want to drink milk. The number of older men getting osteoporosis, making them susceptible to bone fractures, is increasing. But a large glass of fortified, low-fat milk may aid in warding off that brittle-bone disease. "

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  9. Eating Soy Foods May Reduce Fracture Rate

    Sept. 12, 2005 -- Women who eat the most soy foods have the fewest bone fractures after menopause. That's the word from a study of 24,403 postmenopausal Chinese women. Within 10 years of menopause, the 20% who ate the most soy foods reported half as many fractures as the 20% who ate the least soy. S

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  10. Treating Osteoporosis: What Works Best?

    Aug. 10, 2005 -- When bones get dangerously thin with advanced osteoporosis, what drugs help build those bones back up? Two osteoporosis treatments -- parathyroid hormone and Fosamax -- are the topic of two small studies in The New England Journal of Medicine. The findings: Treatment with parathyroi

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