bone mineral density

The Gluten Connection: Celiac disease related to osteoporosis, researchers find

Rates of celiac disease are significantly higher in patients with osteoporosis, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They recommend using blood tests to screen osteoporosis patients for celiac disease because their study has shown that treating celiac disease with diet can restore bone health in these patients. Celiac disease [...]

The Gluten Connection: Celiac disease related to osteoporosis, researchers find 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

The B for Your Bones: Low vitamin B-12 levels linked to osteoporosis

New research conducted by Katherine Tucker, PhD, of Tufts University, examined dietary factors in relation to osteoporosis and uncovered a positive association between vitamin B-12 and bone health. In other words, the authors conclude that vitamin B-12 deficiency may be an important modifiable risk factor for osteoporosis. “Osteoporosis is becoming a much greater issue now [...]

The B for Your Bones: Low vitamin B-12 levels linked to osteoporosis 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

Start Calcium Early: Study shows supplements before puberty help later on

New research on calcium and bone development suggests that efforts to prevent osteoporosis could actually start before puberty. In the study at The Ohio State University Medical Center, researchers found that calcium supplementation significantly increased bone mass development during a critical childhood growth spurt. The findings suggest that elevated calcium use by pre-adolescent girls is [...]

Start Calcium Early: Study shows supplements before puberty help later on 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

B-12: Food for the bones

New research on diet and osteoporosis has revealed that vitamin B-12 deficiency may be an important modifiable risk factor for osteoporosis. After gauging bone quality and B-12 levels in more than 2,500 men and women, researchers found that people with low B-12 levels had on average lower bone mineral densities — putting them at greater [...]

B-12: Food for the bones 2015-09-09T13:49:30+00:00

Calcium and Crohn’s: Supplements can save patients’ bones without extra drugs

According to a recent study, the addition of popular bone building drugs to calcium and vitamin D therapy to treat bone loss associated with Crohn's disease is not beneficial. Moreover, the study shows that calcium and vitamin D treatment alone can improve bone mineral density (BMD) in Crohn's patients by 3 to 4% per year. [...]

Calcium and Crohn’s: Supplements can save patients’ bones without extra drugs 2015-09-09T13:49:33+00:00

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