Sarcopenia strikes up to one-third of people over 50. Here’s how to prevent and treat it.
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What is osteoporosis? Think of it this way: Healthy bones are in a state of continuous breakdown and rebuilding. This process, called remodeling, is performed by specialized cells called osteoclasts, which resorb (break down) old bone, and osteoblasts, which form new bone.
In young adults, remodeling happens in a balanced fashion
Americans’ craze for plenty of protein may be missing the point, at least as it applies to older adults. For protecting against frailty and retaining muscle mass, when you consume your protein might be as important as how much.
In a new 24-week clinical trial, extra protein at breakfast and lunch
Can osteoporosis be reversed without drugs? The answer is “yes!” But only if you use a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the underlying root causes of osteoporosis. The sooner you start treatment, the better your chances of reversing bone loss – so don’t put it off any longer!
Have you recently undergone a bone density test or are you planning to schedule a test soon? If so, it’s important you understand what your bone density scores mean. Use our bone density chart to interpret your test results.
For women 50 and older, the chances of experiencing a bone fracture are astonishingly high. When should you be tested for bone density?
Hormone Therapy Linked With Healthier Bones
Postmenopausal women who are treated with hormone therapy (HT) to ease menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, have better bone mass and structure than women who don’t take HT, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Researchers used dual
A DEXA scan, also written as DXA scan, is what health professionals call dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, and it’s a test that measures the strength of your bones as you age. A DEXA scan is necessary for certain individuals because the body manufactures bone less efficiently as we get older. But
Breakfast has always been seen as necessary to jumpstart your metabolism and fuel your daily activities. Previous research has promoted the fact that breakfast eaters tend to lose more weight and keep it off compared to people who skip the first meal of the day. But two recent studies published
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