Osteoporosis

Metabolite profiling of osteoporosis and atherosclerosis

December 30, 2020

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.

Radiofrequency echographic multi-spectrometry for diagnosing osteoporosis

December 22, 2020

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).

Impact of blood flow restriction on bone markers during resistance training

December 17, 2020

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.

Opportunistic detection of osteoporosis

December 07, 2020

A Chinese study found that low‐dose computed tomography (LDCT) imaging is a viable alternative to standard dual‐energy X‐ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans for the opportunistic screening of osteoporosis.

Vitamin K’s impact on bone mineral density and osteoporosis shows mixed results

November 19, 2020

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.

Low BMD linked to periodontitis in perimenopausal women

August 10, 2020

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.

Effects of isoflavones on BMD in postmenopausal women

June 26, 2020

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.

Impact of exercise on bone mass with caloric restriction

June 02, 2020

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.

Patient performance indicators to measure effectiveness of fracture liaison services

May 12, 2020

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).