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Potassium Can Prevent Bone Loss

There are a variety of minerals that are important for our bone health, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K and potassium. Potassium has always been important for heart health, it controls muscle contraction, keeps our blood pressure regulated a...

Does Weight Loss Cause Bone Loss?

Is dieting part of your New Year’s resolution? Maybe you received a new DVD for Christmas on yoga or Tai Chi or maybe you just want to walk or continue running daily since we need weight bearing exercise to keep our bones strong? Whatever the case, y...

6 Medicines that May Cause Bone Loss

Bone loss and osteoporosis can be caused by many things like family history, menopause, body type race and other genetic attributes. We can also acquire it from many types of medical disorders and also from medications known to cause bone loss. Medic...

Foods that are Dangerous for Your Bones

We often talk about the foods that are good for our bones, since it’s important to include these in your diet, but we also need to avoid foods that compromise our bones and make them weaker. Foods that you eat can affect your bone health, so learning ...

Top Five Bone Marker Tests for the New Year

What are bone markers? Bone marker tests bone by-products levels in your urine or bloodstream. These tests are essential for baseline measurements prior to treatment with some anti-osteoporosis medication. Besides baseline testing, you can also measu...

Osteoporosis in Young Pregnant Motheres

Young and pregnant? Do you know about pregnancy and lactation induced osteoporosis?

Exercise Cheat Sheet for Strong Bones

Take 20 minutes out of your day to do these balance, posture, hip and back, and functional exercises that will help build your body’s framework and strengthen bones. But be sure to consult your doctor before starting any exercise regime.

New Drug To Better Treat Osteoporosis

A new drug that selectively inhibits the resorbing enzyme during the remodeling phase that results in increased bone mineral density may soon be on the market.

Prevent Hip Fractures By Standing On One Leg

The inability to stand on 1 leg for 10 seconds or to squat down to reach the floor represent strong early predictors of hip fracture and mortality in postmenopausal women, according to a 15-year follow-up study presented here at the American Society ...

Part 2: DXA Questions Answered

Read part 1 of this interview: “Your DXA Questions Answered by Larry Jankowski CBDT” Biographical Sketch - Larry Jankowski, CBDT (Reviewed 06-14-2014) Larry Jankowski is the chief DXA technologist and a research study coordinator for Illinois Bone an...