According to the National Institutes of Health, osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones and makes them more prone to breaks. To determine whether you have osteoporosis, your physician will order a bone mineral density test to take a “snapshot” of your bone health. The test can identify osteoporosis and
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According to the World Health Organization, osteoporosis poses a greater disease threat than exceeds that of hypertension (high blood pressure) and breast cancer. Yet, the disease rarely gets the attention it deserves.
Nonetheless, deterioration of the bones and increased risk of fractures is a huge health threat in the Western world, particularly
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Vitamin D in Fish
While few foods naturally contain vitamin D, fish is the major exception. The exact amount of vitamin D
One-third of older adults fall each year and that number continues to rise. A new study found that over a recent 12-year period, the rate of self-reported falls among seniors has climbed almost 30 percent.
Some common factors related to falls include dizziness from cardiovascular and psychiatric medications, impaired vision
The FDA has issued a warning that has the potential of affecting millions of people considering the fact that between 2005 and 2009, more than 150 million bisphosphonate prescriptions were dispensed…
Over the years, several studies have shown that the incidence of osteoporosis in Europe is lower in the Mediterranean region. It is hypothesized that the traditional Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits and vegetables…