Statins: link to osteoporosis depends on dosage

(Catharine Paddock/ Medical News Today) — New research suggests that there is a relationship between statin use and the chances of receiving a diagnosis of osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones. It also proposes that the nature of the relationship depends on the dose of the cholesterol lowering drug. The Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases […]

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Osteoporosis: Investigating the role of a common antibacterial chemical

(Tim Newman/ Medical News Today) — A recent study finds a relationship between a chemical that is in a wide array of personal care products and a reduction in bone mineral density. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak bones and an increased risk of fracture. Worldwide, an estimated 200 million people currently have osteoporosis. […]

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Study shows a higher than expected risk for osteoporosis

(Becky Upham/ Everyday Health) — For most people younger than 70, bone health isn’t high on the list of concerns. But new research suggests that lack of awareness, even for people in their thirties, may have critical consequences. A study published May 28 in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that 28 percent […]

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