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Ocean acidification puts deep-sea coral reefs at risk of collapse
Deep-sea coral reefs face challenges as changes to ocean chemistry triggered by climate change may cause their foundations to become brittle, a study suggests. (2020-09-17)
Asthma patients given risky levels of steroid tablets
More than one quarter of asthma patients have been prescribed potentially dangerous amounts of steroid tablets, with researchers warning this puts them at greater risk of serious side-effects. (2020-09-13)
Stronger bones thanks to heat and microbiota
Osteoporosis is characterised by a deterioration of the bones and an increased risk of fractures. (2020-09-11)
Failure to calibrate for ethnicity in fracture epidemiology would do more harm than good
A recent article from the NEJM questioned the use of ethnicity in risk assessment algorithms, including the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool FRAX. (2020-09-09)
Hip fracture risk linked to nanoscale bone inflexibility
New research has highlighted a preventative treatment gap in patients prone to bone fractures who are otherwise healthy. (2020-08-26)
New surgical approach for women at risk of ovarian cancer
A new two-stage surgical approach for cancer prevention is highly acceptable among premenopausal women at high risk of ovarian cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London. (2020-08-24)
New research on Post-fracture Care Coordination Programs highlighted at WCO-IOF-ESCEO
After the first fragility fracture, there is a high risk of subsequent fractures, with the risk highest in the following two years. (2020-08-21)
High intensity physical activity in early life could lead to stronger bones in adulthood
High intensity physical activity in early life might help maximise peak hip strength and prevent osteoporosis in later life, according to a study published today in JAMA Network Open from researchers at the University of Bristol. (2020-08-18)
Decline in milk consumption by children in school lunch programs may affect future health
Fluid milk consumption among children is vital, as adequate consumption of dairy products, especially during childhood, has beneficial health outcomes later in life. (2020-08-18)
Experts elucidate latest knowledge on phosphate metabolism and related disorders
Special issue of Calcified Tissue International features expert reviews that give state-of-the-art insights into the underlying mechanisms of phosphate metabolism and discuss advances in knowledge and management of hypo- and hyperphosphatemia, as well as oncogenic osteomalacia. (2020-08-17)
Oxytocin can help prevent osteoporosis
In a laboratory experiment with rats, Brazilian researchers succeeded in reversing natural processes associated with aging that lead to loss of bone density and strength. (2020-08-10)
Lung-specific risk factors may increase hip fracture risk in individuals who smoke
Smoking has been linked to a higher risk of bone fractures. (2020-08-05)
New strategy against osteoporosis
An international research team has found a new approach that may be able to reduce bone loss in osteoporosis and maintain bone health. (2020-08-05)
Bone drug may be beneficial for knee osteoarthritis
Bisphosphonates (a class of drugs that prevent the loss of bone density and used to treat osteoporosis and similar diseases) appear to be safe and beneficial for osteoarthritis patients. (2020-08-05)
Adjusting FRAX estimates to account for site of recent fracture
This important new study by Kanis et al provides probability ratios that can be used to adjust conventional FRAX estimates of fracture probability by accounting for the site of a recent fracture. (2020-07-28)
Calcium and vitamin D nutrient deficiencies lead to higher risk for osteoporosis
Research article in the journal PLoS ONE examines inadequate nutrient intake and its relationship to poor bone health, specifically risk of osteoporosis. (2020-07-28)
New review on management of osteoporosis in premenopausal women
An IOF and ECTS Working Group have published an updated review of literature published after 2017 on premenopausal osteoporosis. (2020-07-27)
Study seeks to explain decline in hip fracture rates
In a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine today, researchers showed how analysis of data from the multigenerational Framingham Osteoporosis Study may in part explain why the incidence of hip fracture in the US has declined during the last two decades. (2020-07-27)
Genetic testing could improve screening for osteoporosis
An international team of scientists has developed a novel genetic measure that could dramatically improve how doctors assess the risk of sustaining a fracture due to osteoporosis or fragility (2020-07-21)
Study shows genetic markers are useful in predicting osteoporotic fracture risk
A new study shows that genetic pre-screening could reduce the number of screening tests needed to identify individuals at risk for osteoporotic fractures. (2020-07-20)
Cardiac CT can double as osteoporosis test
Cardiac CT exams performed to assess heart health also provide an effective way to screen for osteoporosis, potentially speeding treatment to the previously undiagnosed, according to a new study. (2020-07-14)
Certain factors during infancy may affect bone health in adulthood
In a recent study, breast feeding during infancy was associated with a lower risk of lower limb fractures when children reached young adulthood, while maternal smoking was associated with a higher risk of upper limb fractures. (2020-07-08)
Response to stimulation in IVF may predict longer term health risks
A follow-up study of almost 20,000 young women who had a first cycle of IVF in Denmark between 1995 and 2014 indicates that those who responded poorly to treatment, with few eggs collected, are at a significantly increased risk of later age-related diseases. (2020-07-08)
New research highlights potential cardiovascular risk of novel anti-osteoporotic drug
Research presents new evidence which strengthens the plausibility that treatment with the novel anti-osteoporotic medicine, romosozumab, may lead to excess cardiovascular complications. (2020-06-24)
Romosozumab in osteoporosis: Considerable added benefit for women after menopause
Treatment leads to fewer vertebral fractures and to fewer other typical fractures in postmenopausal women with severe osteoporosis at high risk of fracture. (2020-06-15)
Down to the bone: Understanding how bone-dissolving cells are generated
Bone-dissolving cells called osteoclasts are derived from a type of immune cells called macrophages. (2020-06-09)
Osteoporosis treatment may also protect against pneumonia
A recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs) such as alendronate, which are widely used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis, are linked with lower risks of pneumonia and of dying from pneumonia. (2020-06-03)
New guidelines for assessment of bone density and microarchitecture in vivo with HR-pQCT
There is an urgent need for guidance and consensus on the methods for, and reporting of, high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) imaging so that different studies can be compared to each other. (2020-06-02)
Dairy consumption ineffective in preventing age-related bone loss or fractures
Dairy products provide more bone-beneficial nutrients than any other food group. (2020-05-27)
Worldwide IOF-ISCD survey of bone densitometry units published
A landmark global study of fracture liaison services carried out at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at University of Southampton in collaboration with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), 25% of DXA facilities report not being accredited by professional or government organizations. (2020-05-15)
European countries face a costly 23% increase in fragility fractures by 2030
A new study provides an overview and comparison of the burden and management of fragility fractures due to osteoporosis in the five largest countries in Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) as well as Sweden. (2020-04-27)
Socioeconomics, metabolic syndrome, and osteopenia in postmenopausal women
The increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women has prompted multiple research studies to understand why. (2020-04-22)
New guidance for the assessment of Fracture Liaison Services at a patient outcome level
The IOF Capture the Fracture® Working Group in collaboration with the FFN Secondary Fragility Fracture Special Interest Group and NOF has developed a patient-level Key Performance Indicator (KPI) set for Fracture Liaison Services (FLSs). (2020-04-16)
Drinking weakens bones of people living with HIV: BU study
For people living with HIV, any level of alcohol consumption is associated with lower levels of a protein involved in bone formation, raising the risk of osteoporosis, according to a new study by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and School of Medicine (BUSM) and published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. (2020-03-03)
Risk of recurrent fractures lowered by new care routines
Older people's risk of recurrent fractures decreases by 18 percent if the care they receive is more structured and preventive, through fracture liaison services. (2020-02-27)
Endocrine Society updates osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline
The Endocrine Society today announced an update to its osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline to include recommendations for romosozumab, a new medication that was approved last year to treat postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture. (2020-02-18)
Postmenopause vitamin D deficiency associated with disc degeneration and lower back pain
Lumbar disc degeneration and resulting lower back pain become greater concerns with age and disproportionately affect women more than men, likely as a result of decreasing estrogen levels during menopause. (2020-02-12)
Gene therapy prevents disorders with alcohol exposure in ALDH2 deficiency
A new study has shown that gene therapy to treat one of the most common hereditary disorders, aldehyde dehydrogenase type 2 (ALDH2) deficiency, may prevent increased risk for esophageal cancer and osteoporosis associated with chronic alcohol exposure. (2020-02-12)
Are BMD and CT-FEA effective surrogate markers of femoral bone strength?
An International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) position paper reviews experimental and clinical evidence showing that hip bone strength estimated by bone mineral density (BMD) and/or finite element analysis (FEA) reflects the actual strength of the proximal femur. (2020-01-22)
Investigational drugs block bone loss in mice receiving chemotherapy
Studying mice, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2020-01-13)
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