Menopausal hot flashes may signal bone loss

After eight years studying more than 2,000 women, Dr. C. Crandall and colleagues recently reported that menopausal hot flashes herald both lower bone density and a higher rate of bone breakdown.

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7/25/2011


Researchers weigh in: Thin women more likely to experience rapid bone loss in menopause transition

A Chinese study focusing on bone loss during premenopause, perimenopause, and post-menopause looked at how weight and body mass index predicted the likelihood of rapid bone loss during the menopausal transition.

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5/2/2011


The siren song of the Amazon calls me….or, how long can an anthropologist stay out of the field?

What might be the “natural” human vitamin D level? The perfect place to find out would be in the Brazilian Amazon.

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4/26/2011


How accurate is a DEXA bone density test?

For many women, the growing "osteoporosis fear" is fueled by small reductions in bone density. But what do these small changes really mean, and just how accurate are the DEXA bone density tests anyway?

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2/12/2009


How to tell if you are losing bone without a bone density test

Do you know about the alternatives to DEXA for determining bone status?

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2/12/2009


Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis? See how it leads to bone fragility and an increased vulnerability to fractures, especially of the hip, spine, and wrist. Are you at risk?

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12/15/2008


Osteopenia treatment

Dr. Susan E. Brown explains that osteopenia is not a disease and doesn't mean you'll fracture.

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11/14/2008