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A study found no evidence that Calcium and Vitamin D ( Cholecalciferol ) supplements reduce the risk of fractures of the hip in older women. The investigators identified 3,314 women aged 70 and ove ...


A high dose of oral vitamin D supplementation may reduce the risk of hip and nonvertebral fracture in the enderly. The purpose of a study, led by Heike A. Bischoff-Ferrari at Harvard School of Publ ...


Researchers at Johns Hopkins have determined that screening for osteoporosis in men and women age 65 and older can prevent a large number of hip fractures, a debilitating, traumatic experience for 340 ...


A study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that the importance of genetic factors in an elderly individual's propensity to bone fractures depends on the individual's age and the ty ...


A study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin has found that women who most need bone density testing to determine if they have osteoporosis are the least likely to get it. They are old ...


The results of a major clinical trial, part of the Women’s Health Initiative ( WHI ) found that calcium and vitamin D supplements in healthy postmenopausal women provide a modest benefit in preservin ...


Women's Health Initiative ( WHI ) found that 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 ...


A study has found that men with low estrogen levels have an increased risk for future hip fracture, and those with both low estrogen and low testosterone levels have the greatest risk. The study, ...


Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that a new osteoporosis drug, called Teriparatide ( Forteo ), is not cost-effective compared with the most commonly prescribed oste ...


Osteoporosis will affect one in three women over 50 and one in five men over 50. And as the elderly population grows worldwide, by 2050 the number of women and men that will suffer from osteoporosis- ...


Home-based exercises followed by voluntary home training seem to be associated with long-term effects on balance and gait, and may help protect high-risk, elderly women from hip fractures, according t ...


The results from a phase II trial for Odanacatib, a cathepsin K ( cat-K ) inhibitor in development for the treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, were presented at the 34th Annual Meeting ...


Vitamin-D insufficiency is associated with many disorders, leading to calls for widespread supplementation. Some investigators suggest that more clinical trials to test the effect of Vitamin-D on diso ...