Can Dirty Air Weaken Our Bones?

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

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Things You Should Do to Live Better with Menopause

When you could be going through menopause for several years, it makes sense to find a way to live better with menopause symptoms. Naturally, it is going to be difficult to manage hot flushes/flashes and sleep disturbances, but certain tweaks to your lifestyle may surely make a difference. But, as well as thinking about using… 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

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

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

Hopping Mad or Hopping Healthy!

Hopping can have health benefits according to a study reported by the Daily Telegraph (Finnigan, 2015). The Hip Hop Study from Loughborough University shows that hopping for two minutes a day improved bone mineral density in the active compared with the non-active leg of 34 men aged 65-80 years. In the Book ‘Hopscotch’ (Jaffe, 2002),… Read More

Older People: Osteoporosis, Fractures & Exercise

 A recent British Medical Journal (BMJ) article pointed out that most fractures in people of 70 years or older occur in those without osteoporosis. Therefore, the answer to the problem cannot lie in more bone densitometry and biphosphonate prescribing. A 5-year follow-up report from a Finnish trial suggests that exercise programmes could be far more… Read More