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Bisphosphonate drug treatment for osteoporosis causes MORE bone fractures, not less

6/1/2012 - Natural medicine is, of course, much better for your overall health, but when you have to take something Big Pharma manufactures, you should at least be able to expect that it will do what it's supposed to do. Not so with bisphosphonates, drugs that are supposed to improve bone strength in patients...

Vitamin D prevents stress fractures in preteen and teenage girls

3/16/2012 - Conventional wisdom holds that calcium and dairy products are needed for strong, healthy bones and teeth. However, recent research published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine shows that vitamin D intake may actually be the more essential nutrient for strong bones. The team of researchers,...

Dried plums shown to be effective against fractures and osteoporosis

9/2/2011 - A study recently conducted by a team of researchers at Florida State and Oklahoma University, and featured in the esteemed British Journal of Nutrition, reveals that consuming a handful of natural, dried plums every day will help prevent fractures and osteoporosis in the elderly. This is great news...

New Study - Seniors can literally shake their way to better bone health

4/15/2011 - It has long been known that exercise helps build bone density and prevent age-related bone loss and fractures. Now, a new study has found that an age-old exercise that dates back around 200 years can help seniors literally shake their way to better bone health and prevent bone density loss, fractures,...

Osteoporosis drug patients report bone fractures caused by drugs

9/3/2010 - Reports of bone fractures are widespread among patients taking osteoporosis drugs, a New York Times analysis of askapateint.com concludes. "My mother was taking Fosamax from 1995 until 2005 for osteoporosis," one woman wrote in 2006. "She had severe esophageal ulcerations, nausea, jaw bone loss and...

Calcium and vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of bone fractures in everyone, young and old

1/27/2010 - In recent years, Big Pharma has produced a variety of widely hyped bisphosphonate drugs including alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel) and zoledronic acid (Reclast) that are aimed at preserving bone mass and reducing the risk of fractures. Unfortunately, as NaturalNews...

Risk of Hip Fractures Increases With Vitamin B Deficiency

12/15/2008 - Low blood levels of B vitamins can increase a person's risk of suffering from hip fracture, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Researchers took blood samples from more than 1,000 elderly adults and tested them for levels of vitamin B6, vitamin...

Calcium supplements reduce risk of fractures in elderly by 24 percent

11/29/2007 - Taking a daily supplement of calcium can reduce the risk of fractures in people over the age of 50 by 24 percent if a large enough dose is taken, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Western Sydney and published in the medical journal Lancet. The researchers conducted...

Youth Overweight Increases Risk of Bone Fractures, Muscle and Joint Pain (press release)

9/7/2006 - Children and adolescents who are overweight are more likely than their normal weight counterparts to suffer bone fractures and have joint and muscle pains, according to a study conducted at the National Institutes of Health. The researchers also found that the overweight youth in the study were...

CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D: STANFORD RESEARCHER SAYS NEW DATA CONFIRMS THEY HELP WOMEN AVOID HIP FRACTURES (press release)

9/1/2006 - Taking calcium and Vitamin D slightly decreased the risk of hip fractures in older women, but not the risk for other types of fractures or for colorectal cancer, according to the latest findings from the federally funded Women’s Health Initiative. Additionally, the supplements slightly increased the...

Vertebroplasty heals fractures but may cause others, Mayo Clinic study finds (press release)

8/28/2006 - A new Mayo Clinic study finds that vertebroplasty, a procedure used to treat painful compression fractures in the spinal vertebrae due to osteoporosis, appears to increase the risk for new fractures in adjacent vertebrae. The study also found vertebrae adjacent to fractures treated with vertebroplasty...

Clearing the air – links between smoking and osteoporosis strengthened (press release)

7/19/2006 - Young or old, man or woman, smoker or non-smoker – no matter what category you fit into, cigarette smoke can weaken your bones and increase your risk for fractures, according to new research presented this week at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto. Smoking has long...

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