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  1. Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins have been touted by some as capable of reducing the risk for broken bones. But, it appears that's not the case, a new study finds. In the study, almost 18,000 older adults w

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  2. Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports. Previous research has shown that the calcium in milk can help strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis. These benefits to bone health have led

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  3. Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Some

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to identify many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, a new study says. "If we want to prevent fractures, we need tools that help

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  4. The Dangers of Thinning Bones as Men Age

    Oct. 10, 2014 -- One-third of all hip fractures happen in men, and up to 37% of men die in the first year following the fractures. That's according to a new report, which highlights the lesser-known issue of thinning bones, or osteoporosis, in men as opposed to women. Men and women with osteoporosis

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  5. Osteoporosis Drugs Work, but...

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many osteoporosis drugs cut women's risk of suffering a bone fracture, though it's not clear whether any one medication works better than others, a new research review finds. Reporting Sept. 8 in Annals of Internal Medicine,

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  6. Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D supplements does little to reduce seniors' risk of falls, a new review finds. Researchers analyzed 20 studies that included nearly 30,000 people and tested how vitamin D supplements affected fall risk.

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  7. Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who had their ovaries removed before menopause are at increased risk for bone loss and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 222 healthy postmenopausal women in the Los Angeles

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  8. New Osteoporosis Drug Could Change Treatment: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new medication for osteoporosis prompts the body to rebuild bone and could potentially strengthen the skeleton against fractures, researchers report. The experimental drug, romosozumab, frees the body's ability to sti

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  9. Drinking Milk as Teens May Not Protect Men's Bones

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who drink more milk during their teenage years might not see any drop in their risk for hip fractures as adults, new research suggests. Just the opposite: Their risk actually might rise. The finding, which was not obser

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  10. FDA Panel: Long-Used Osteoporosis Drug Too Risky

    March 7, 2013 -- An FDA panel voted to stop recommending calcitonin salmon for the treatment of osteoporosis in women who are at least five years past menopause. The committee voted 12-9 against continued marketing of the drug, citing lack of benefit and concerns about a cancer risk. Calcitonin salm

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