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aw stee o puh roh sis

  • n  abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women

  • An X-ray of the human shoulder An experimental drug has successfully reduced hip and spine fractures in the two largest patient populations at risk for osteoporosis .
  • The scan detects osteoporosis or the risk of developing it, but it also doubles as a fracture finder, since it has the ability to take simple pictures of the spine that can reveal .
  • Confusion surrounds the subject of osteoporosis.
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  • Exercise key to improving osteoporosis
    The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 10 million Americans are living with osteoporosis, a disease characterized by low bone-mineral density and increased fracture risk. Another 34 million are considered at risk, but luckily for most people, this disease is entirely preventable. Choosing foods that are high in calcium and...
    June 21, 2013 - Observer-Reporter
  • Osteoporosis Drug Stops Growth of Breast Cancer Cells, Even in Resistant Tumors
    DURHAM, N.C. -- A drug approved in Europe to treat osteoporosis has now been shown to stop the growth of breast cancer cells, even in cancers that have become resistant to current targeted therapies, according to a Duke Cancer Institute study.
    June 18, 2013 - Duke University
  • Osteoporosis drug may help treat advanced hormone-sensitive breast cancer
    ( The Endocrine Society ) A new osteoporosis drug hinders the growth of estrogen-sensitive cancer that has become resistant to treatment with tamoxifen, a study in mice shows.
    June 17, 2013 - EurekAlert!

  • Mark Holden in Melbourne Herald Sun
    I was deeply depressed after being told that I had osteoporosis and questioned my quality of life until I realised that it's never too late to treat. I have taken medication, have a personal trainer and I eat well and walk a lot,Holden said.
  • Yoshihiro Sato in Science Daily (press release)
    Prior to the study, these men had been experiencing a rapid rate of bone loss due to inactivity. Our findings show risedronate, along with vitamin D2, effectively controls the progression of osteoporosis, and reduces the risk of hip fractures,...
  • Dr Richard Carmona in USA Today
    Osteoporosis isn't just your grandmother's disease,Carmona said in releasing the first surgeon general's report on bone health. "You are never too old or too young to improve your bone health."

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