Playing football helps improve bone health for prediabetes patients

Twice-weekly one-hour football training sessions combined with dietary guidance improve bone health in untrained 55 to 70-year-olds with prediabetes

Playing football helps improve bone health for prediabetes patientsFootball scores from all angles for untrained middle-aged and elderly women and men with prediabetes. This is the conclusion from a study carried out in the Faroe Islands by football researchers and physiologists from the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark and the University of the Faroe Islands. […]

Watch out for your bone health after turning 50

Dr Pradeep Bhosale, Director Arthritis and Joint Replacement Surgery, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, shares how to identify and prevent the symptoms of the weakening of the bones after the age of 50

Watch out for your bone health after turning 50Osteoporosis happens when the bones start weakening, leading to break of bones and fractures. It affects both, men and women, but the risk is more in women due to menopause, which results in a sudden reduction in oestrogen level. Risk factors for osteoporosis include aging, high body weight, poor activity level, low sex hormones or […]

Mediterranean diet may help slow down bone loss

A new clinical discovered that seniors with osteoporosis who followed a Mediterranean-like diet for 12 months had a much slower rate of hip bone loss than peers who did not follow the diet

Mediterranean diet may help slow down bone lossOsteoporosis increases the risk of fracture by reducing bone mass and degenerating the structure of bone tissue. Hip fracture is common in older people with osteoporosis. This adds to a growing body of research on the many health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, whole grains, and olive […]

Thyroid removal interlinked with increased bone-thinning, fracture risk

Researchers found that 120 patients in the group that had thyroid surgery and 368 in the group without surgery developed osteoporosis or fractures. Overall, the risk was about 1.5 times higher for both the partial and total thyroidectomy patients

Thyroid removal interlinked with increased bone-thinning, fracture riskThyroid surgery that totally or partially removes the gland may increase the long-term risk of bone thinning and bone breaks, especially for younger patients and women, according to a large study from Taiwan. In particular, osteoporosis and bone fractures were much more likely in patients who received thyroxine treatment for more than a year after […]

Here’s how our bones heal after a fracture

In most cases, bone makes use of its remarkable ability to regenerate. This means that the new bone that fills the fracture closely resembles the bone before the injury, without a trace of a scar

Here’s how our bones heal after a fractureMany people have experienced or at least seen someone with a fracture at a certain point in time. Broken bones are painful, but the majority heal very well. The secret lies in stem cells and bone’s natural ability to renew itself. We may take our bones for granted or are not aware of its amazing […]

More elderly opt for knee replacement at an older age

Dr Mudit Khanna, an orthopaedic surgeon, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, shares his insights about how the elderly's are opting to undergo knee replacement surgeries during the old age, and how to maintain it

More elderly opt for knee replacement at an older ageWith the advancing age, the incidence of health problems also increases. In India, apart from vision-related conditions, diabetes, hypertension, and degenerative joint conditions may be common in the elderly. The community-based studies have reported that there is approximately 44% prevalence of arthritis in the elderly, with pain, stiffness, and inability to walk comfortably being the […]

Participating in sports during childhood may have long-term benefits for bone health

Young adults who played in organised sports as children and teens have stronger bones than peers who were less active as kids, a new study suggests

Participating in sports during childhood may have long-term benefits for bone healthYoung adults who regularly participate in sport activities during their childhood and early teens are more likely to have stronger bone density in their early 20’s, new research led by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, examined data from The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study […]

World Arthritis Day: Debunking the myths associated with the condition

Arthritis is very common; however it is often not understood well. Actually, Arthritis isn’t one disease; it's a casual means of bearing on a joint pain or joint disease

World Arthritis Day: Debunking the myths associated with the conditionThere are over one hundred differing kinds of inflammatory diseases and conditions connected to it. Individuals of all ages, sexes and races will and do suffer from inflammatory disease. It’s most distinctive amongst women, and happens more often depending on the age of the individual. On the occasion of World Arthritis Day which is observed […]

Effective ways to increase your bone strength

It is important to build strong bones before you get to a certain age, especially if you are a woman. While aging is associated with a normal loss of bone density, there are many preventable factors to consider

Effective ways to increase your bone strengthHere are a few tips you can follow to boost your bone health: Increase your intake of calcium and vitamin D Calcium plays a primary role in boosting bone strength, by building it and slowing down bone loss. But you also need to get enough vitamin D, the nutrient responsible for transporting the calcium. For […]

7 health benefits of garlic

The body-strengthening effects of garlic are thought to be due to its active ingredient allicin. This is what gives garlic its distinctive taste and smell. Whether you take your garlic powdered, salted, or minced or in supplement form, you can reap the surprising benefits of this multipurpose herb for optimal health

7 health benefits of garlicGarlic does more than just invigorate your palate and ward off vampires; it’s also a smelly super food health aid. The spice is a highly nutritious vegetable with very few calories, containing trace amounts of other nutrients that contribute to its universal status of a powerful, beneficial healer. The natural medicinal ingredient, both as a […]