In a cohort of older adults who lost weight while participating in a lifestyle program, both those who went on to maintain their weight loss and those who regained weight after the program were susceptible to reductions of bone mineral density at the hip, according to findings published in Obesity. “Older adults with obesity represent a large and growing segment of the population. Many of
Surprising effects seen in randomized trial: actual adverse effects seen with supplementation
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Adults with obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass experienced an improvement in bone material strength in the year after surgery despite an increase in bone turnover markers and decrease in bone mineral density, according to findings published in Bone. “After Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a reduction in areal BMD and an increase in bone turnover and fracture rate are observed,”
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A study involving 2,000 women age 65 and older found that a commonly used drug for osteoporosis could reduce the risk for broken bones in women at an earlier stage of bone thinning.
A study involving more than 100,000 individuals links diabetes to an increased risk of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.
USPSTF draft recommendations extol exercise for fall prevention in older adults but not vitamin D or calcium supplements to reduce fracture risk.
Untreated osteoporosis could spawn an epidemic of bone fractures, hospital and nursing home admissions, even premature deaths.
Source: A Perfect Storm for Broken Bones