Posts Tagged ‘Fractures’

Calcium and Vitamin D Don’t Stop Fractures

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

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Calcium and Vitamin D Don’t Stop Fractures

Charles Bankhead
writing in MedPage Today reported that current evidence does not support
supplementation with daily vitamin D or calcium to reduce the risk of fractures
in adults, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded.

In particular, the combination of 400 IU of vitamin D and 1,000 mg of calcium has
no effect on fracture risk in community-based postmenopausal women, and
evidence is insufficient to support higher doses of the supplements in this
segment of the population for fracture prevention, a USPSTF panel stated in
recommendations published in the Annals
of Internal Medicine.

Comment: Well
paint me blue and call me Uncle Bob!

Big Hip Fracture Risk

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

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High Saturated Fat Linked To Osteoporosis Fractures

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

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Increased SFA May Increase Risk For Hip Fracture In Postmenopausal Women.

Laura Dean writing in Medwire reported,”Increased saturated fatty acid (SFA) intake is associated with an increased risk for hip fracture in postmenopausal women,” according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The researchers examined the relationship “between FA intake and osteoporotic fractures among 137,486 women participating in the Women’s Health Initiative” study. During an average follow-up period “of almost 8 years, 20,399 women reported fractures,including 1638 hip fractures. Women in the “highest quartile of SFA intake  had a significant 31% increased risk for fracture compared with those in the lowest quartile.”  Watch that fat!

Fractured Femurs From Osteoporosis Drugs

Friday, May 13th, 2011

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