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7 days ago
Binge drinking in teenage may affect girls' bone mass

New York, June 14 (IANS) Girls who binge on alcohol may fail to reach their peak bone mass, increasing their risk of fractures in adulthood as well as osteoporosis -- a condition in which bones become weak and brittle, according to researchers. Up to 90 per cent of peak bone mass is acquired by age 18 in girls and by 20 in boys, which makes youth the best time to invest in one's bone hea...

18 days ago
Weight loss in elderly may harm bone strength

New York, June 3 (IANS) While loosing excess weight can be considered healthy, researchers claim that it may reduce bone density, bone architecture and bone strength in older adults. According to the study, the magnitude of changes to the skeleton were clinically significant and translated into an almost three-fold increase in the risk of fracture for those who lost five per cent or more...

28 days ago
Strenuous exercise in teenage may prevent height loss post menopause

New York, May 24 (IANS) Girls please take note, strenuous exercise regularly at least thrice a week may ward off marked height loss of more than one inch post menopause, according to researchers. Declining estrogen levels during perimenopause and menopause can cause loss of bone mass. Postmenopause bone breakdown outpaces the building of new bone in women. Thus height loss, a common occu...

1 month ago
Prenatal hypertension can affect foetus growth, warn experts

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Preeclampsia -- a high-blood pressure condition during gestation -- can potentially restrict the growth of the foetus and affect pregnancy outcomes, say city-based health experts. Preeclampsia usually gets triggered around 20 weeks of pregnancy and can be potentially life-threatening. :It can lead to preterm birth or stillbirths as well as early neonatal deaths.<...

1 month ago
Osteoporosis drug may help reduce heart diseases

Hong Kong, May 12 (IANS) A commonly used drug for treating osteoporosis or bone pain may also help reduce the risk of death by cardiovascular, heart attack and stroke, according to a study. The report, published in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, showed that the drug Alendronate could lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 67 per cent and heart attacks by 45 per cent within a...

1 month ago
Eating lots of rice may advance start of menopause

London, May 1 (IANS) Eating lots of refined carbohydrates, particularly white pasta and rice, may advance the start of menopause by about one-and-a-half years, warns a study. The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, showed that high intake of healthy foods, such as oily fish and fresh legumes, such as peas and green beans, was associated with a later o...

2 months ago
Dairy products may increase bone density in older men

New York, April 6 (IANS) Men, take note. If you are suffering from low bone density or frequent pain in your spine due to ageing, then milk, yogurt and cheese may help you achieve a positive outcome, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher. The study found that a higher intake of dairy foods is associated with higher volumetric bone mineral density and vertebral strength at the s...

2 months ago
Delhiites at high risk of suffering from brittle bones

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A new study has found that people in the city are at a high risk of suffering from brittle bones which can cause fractures even with simple acts like bending over or coughing. Nearly 60 per cent of the respondents in Delhi, including men and women, were found suffering from osteopenia and nine per cent already had osteoporosis. Osteopenia is a condition...

3 months ago
Men with low sperm count at increased risk of illness

London, March 19 (IANS) Low sperm count is not just limited to infertility, it may also put men at increased risk of illness, according to a new study. According to the researchers, a man's semen count is a marker of his general health and fertility evaluation gives them the unique opportunity for health assessment and disease prevention. Our study clearly shows that low sperm co...

4 months ago
Hormone therapy may help reduce curvature of spine in women

New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Undergoing hormone therapy may be effective in reducing age-related curvature of the spine in post-menopausal women, finds a study. Hyperkyphosis, sometimes called dowager's hump, is an exaggerated curvature of the spine that creates a forward stooped posture. Beyond its adverse aesthetic effects, hyperkyphosis is associated with poor physical function, an...

4 months ago
Ball games can boost bone health in school children

London, Feb 9 (IANS) Want your child to have stronger bones? Encourage them for ball games or circuit strength training as it may help them to develop stronger bones, a new study has claimed. According to the researchers, eight to ten-year-old school children develop stronger bones, increased muscular strength and improved balance when ball games or circuit training are on the timetable....

4 months ago
Keep body fat in check to cut breast cancer risk

New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI) but higher body fat levels at the same time may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, suggests new research. BMI refers to the ratio of weight to height, but it is not an exact way to determine whole body fat levels, as muscle mass and bone density cannot be distinguished from fat mass. The researc...

4 months ago
Keep body fat in check to cut breast cancer risk

New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI) but higher body fat levels at the same time may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, suggests new research. BMI refers to the ratio of weight to height, but it is not an exact way to determine whole body fat levels, as muscle mass and bone density cannot be distinguished from fat mass. The researc...

4 months ago
Keep body fat in check to cut breast cancer risk

New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI) but higher body fat levels at the same time may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, suggests new research. BMI refers to the ratio of weight to height, but it is not an exact way to determine whole body fat levels, as muscle mass and bone density cannot be distinguished from fat mass. The researc...

4 months ago
Keep body fat in check to cut breast cancer risk

New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI) but higher body fat levels at the same time may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, suggests new research. BMI refers to the ratio of weight to height, but it is not an exact way to determine whole body fat levels, as muscle mass and bone density cannot be distinguished from fat mass. The researc...

4 months ago
Keep body fat in check to cut breast cancer risk

New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI) but higher body fat levels at the same time may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, suggests new research. BMI refers to the ratio of weight to height, but it is not an exact way to determine whole body fat levels, as muscle mass and bone density cannot be distinguished from fat mass. The researc...

4 months ago
Keep body fat in check to cut breast cancer risk

New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI) but higher body fat levels at the same time may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, suggests new research. BMI refers to the ratio of weight to height, but it is not an exact way to determine whole body fat levels, as muscle mass and bone density cannot be distinguished from fat mass. The researc...

4 months ago
Keep body fat in check to cut breast cancer risk

New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI) but higher body fat levels at the same time may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, suggests new research. BMI refers to the ratio of weight to height, but it is not an exact way to determine whole body fat levels, as muscle mass and bone density cannot be distinguished from fat mass. The researc...

4 months ago
Keep body fat in check to cut breast cancer risk

New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI) but higher body fat levels at the same time may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, suggests new research. BMI refers to the ratio of weight to height, but it is not an exact way to determine whole body fat levels, as muscle mass and bone density cannot be distinguished from fat mass. The researc...

4 months ago
Keep body fat in check to cut breast cancer risk

New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI) but higher body fat levels at the same time may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, suggests new research. BMI refers to the ratio of weight to height, but it is not an exact way to determine whole body fat levels, as muscle mass and bone density cannot be distinguished from fat mass. The researc...

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