High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals study

Vitamin D supplements may even lead to decreases in bone density, the study suggested

High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals studyHigh doses of vitamin D do not increase bone density, and they may even lower it, researchers report. In a double-blinded, three-year clinical trial published in JAMA, scientists randomised 311 healthy adults without osteoporosis to daily doses of 400, 4,000 or 10,000 units of vitamin D. At the beginning and end of the study, they […]

Late puberty may lead to weaker bones, finds new study

A new study from the University of Bristol has linked bone strength to the timing of puberty. Teens who hit puberty late may end up with weaker bones

Late puberty may lead to weaker bones, finds new studyPublished today (Friday 9 August) in JAMA Network Open researchers looked at six repeated bone scans from 6389 children in Bristol’s Children of the 90s study between the ages of ten and 25 to assess if the timing of puberty had any influence on bone density throughout adolescence and into early adulthood. In the study, […]

Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseases

An adequate consumption of milk and dairy products at different life stages can help prevent various chronic diseases. The findings of the review were recently published in Advances in Nutrition

Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseasesFor example, there is a positive link between moderate intake of milk during pregnancy and birth weight, length and bone mineral content during childhood. In addition, daily intake of milk and dairy products among elderly people may reduce the risk of frailty and sarcopenia. These are just some of the conclusions of a systematic review […]

Soy foods linked to fewer fractures in younger breast cancer survivors, finds study

A new paper in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, published by Oxford University Press, is the first study to find that diets high in soy foods are associated with a decreased risk of osteoporotic bone fractures in pre-menopausal breast cancer survivors

Soy foods linked to fewer fractures in younger breast cancer survivors, finds studyMany treatments for breast cancer can cause premature menopause and decrease bone mineral density. This leads to a higher incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures among survivors compared to healthy women in the same age range, and yet many factors connected to this increase in fracture risks are understudied. Researchers here studied the impact that BMI, exercise, […]

Majority of stroke survivors not screened for osteoporosis, despite increased risk

The majority of stroke survivors are not screened or treated for osteoporosis, broken bones, or fall risk - despite stroke being a risk factor for these conditions

Majority of stroke survivors not screened for osteoporosis, despite increased riskThe risk is up to four times greater than in healthy people, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. Stroke survivors often face reduced mobility – a trait that decreases bone mineral density and increases risk for bone breaks. Less than one-third of older women living in the United States are […]

Frailty may up fracture risk in patients with type 2 diabetes, finds study

Patients with type 2 diabetes are frailer than participants without diabetes, and frailty increases the risk for fragility fractures, according to a soon to be published study in the April issue of Diabetes Care

Frailty may up fracture risk in patients with type 2 diabetes, finds studyGuowei Li, from Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital in Guangzhou, China, and colleagues assessed whether frailty was associated with fracture risk and whether frailty could modify the propensity of type 2 diabetes toward an increased risk for fractures among a prospective cohort of 3,149 participants (70% women), 138 of whom had diabetes (60% women). The […]

Study reveals vitamin D supplements are of no benefit to those over 70

A Newcastle University-led study has revealed that there is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls. The study has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition  

Study reveals vitamin D supplements are of no benefit to those over 70Older people are often encouraged to take supplements of vitamin D to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. But a Newcastle University-led study has backed previous research which shows there is no gain for older people taking vitamin D. Almost 400 people, aged 70 years or older, were randomly allocated to one of three doses […]