A study in the journal Vascular Health and Risk Management has found significant differences in the metabolite profiling of altered amino acid and lipoprotein metabolism in participants with atherosclerosis and osteoporosis, compared with those in healthy menopausal women.
A European multicenter clinical study that evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of radiofrequency echographic multi-spectrometry (REMS) for osteoporosis has concluded that both REMS sensitivity and specificity are over 90%, when using the current clinical reference technology of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA).
A 12-week course of low-intensity resistance training in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis or osteopenia was found safe and an effective method to improve muscle strength, bone formation markers and balance, according to a study in the Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness.
A literature review has concluded that, although some studies find that vitamin K might increase bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce fracture risk in people with osteoporosis, the potential benefits of vitamin K supplements are not sufficiently supported.
A prospective study of generally healthy perimenopausal women has concluded that low bone mineral density (BMD) is significantly linked with periodontal disease in women over 58 years old, and independent of tobacco consumption or oral hygiene.
Isoflavones significantly improve bone mineral density (BMD) and are safe in postmenopausal women, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 63 randomized controlled trials involving 6,427 postmenopausal women.
Physical training can preserve and even significantly bolster the bone mass of the hip and femoral neck in individuals under caloric restriction, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 randomized clinical trials.
Nearly a dozen patient-level key performance indicators (KPIs) for fracture liaison services (FLSs) to guide quality improvement have been selected by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Capture the Fracture campaign, in collaboration with the Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) and National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF).