Research tells us that dirty air is associated with problems in the lungs, heart, uterus and eyes, and might affect mental health. As well as shoes, it now appears that dirty air can also weaken our bones. Ranzani and colleagues (2020) took readings of levels of PM2.5, a fine particulate form of pollution, at 23… Read More
Fighting Osteoporosis with Regular Exercise
Nearly all adults over the age of 60 have dealt with or are currently battling bone density loss. Your bones age just the same as the rest of your body and, as time goes by, the natural loss of bone material far exceeds the rate of new cell production. Bones that are broken down are… Read More
6 Collagen Health Benefits (Infographic)
Linking Skeletons, Loading & Fractures…
Did you know that your skeleton adapts to changes in mechanical loading, altering its mass and structure to modify bone strength? Also, bone mineral density is positively related to body mass index (BMI), and alterations in body weight are accompanied by changes in bone mass that reflect the new loading environment. Low BMI is a well recognised risk factor… Read More
What is the Relationship between Age, Osteoporosis & Coronary Artery Calcification?
Research Paper Title Relationship between age, osteoporosis and coronary artery calcification detected by high-definition computerized tomography in Chinese elderly men. Background Few studies have analysed the relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in older men, and it remains subject to debate. The present study was designed to evaluate the age-related… Read More
Bone Mineral Density: Runners vs Cyclists
Research Paper Title Participation in road cycling vs running is associated with lower bone mineral density in men. Background The effects of regular non–weight-bearing (NWB) exercise on bone health are largely unknown. The objective of the study was to determine the effects of participation in NWB sports on bone health in adult male recreational athletes. Methods Male… Read More
Linking Bone Metabolism & Density with Vitamin D Deficiency
Research Paper Title Vitamin D Deficiency and Its Influence on Bone Metabolism and Density in a Brazilian Population of Healthy Men. Abstract Vitamin D supplementation is universal for postmenopausal women, but not for elderly men, in whom osteoporosis is also commonly neglected. This study aimed to evaluate vitamin D deficiency and its association with secondary… Read More
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