bone mineral density

Are there non-glycemic benefits of continuous glucose monitoring?A multinational randomized controlled trial indicates, for what may be the first time, that continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) may have health benefits that go well beyond control of maternal hyperglycemia. Plus: Does postmenopausal HT impact risk of stroke? Also: A study suggests that late puberty affects bone mineral density.
Does diet affect bone mineral density?An analysis looks at the impact of diet on bone mineral density. Also, an examination of which antidepressants in pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. Plus: Is the mortality rate of cervical cancer underestimated?
Are ADHD medications leading to bone loss?Almost 40% of children and adolescents taking ADHD medications were found to be suffering from bone loss, according to a new report, but researchers are cautioning against changing clinical practices based on these early findings.
Are severe menopause symptoms a bellwether of bone health?
Are severe menopause symptoms a bellwether of bone health?Women with more severe vasomotor symptoms and night sweats may be at risk of having poorer bone health, according to a prospective observational study.
Drugs’ impact on kids’ bone health mostly unknownThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) looked at what’s lacking in research on drugs in children and discovered that much more information is needed on how various medications affect bone health.
HRT a boon for young women with ovarian insufficiency
HRT a boon for young women with ovarian insufficiencyHormone replacement helps to maintain normal bone mineral density (BMD) in young women with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), a study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found.
Eating disorders in children, adolescents, and young adultsEating disorders are severe conditions that affect children, adolescents, and young adults with increasing frequency. These disorders carry a high medical and psychiatric morbidity, with a standardized mortality ratio for anorexia nervosa (AN) of 6 and for bulimia nervosa (BN) of 2.
Ankle fracture may signal risk of subsequent fractureNew research suggests that ankle fractures should be considered in the same category as forearm fractures when it comes to assessing risk of bone breaks in postmenopausal women. The findings were presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Seville, Spain.
Insights into racial differences in vitamin D levelsCompared with whites, blacks consistently have lower levels of total vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) and elevated levels of parathyroid hormone (considered a sensitive marker of vitamin D deficiency), often leading to a diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency.
Romosozumab associated with bone density increaseResults of a Phase II study suggest that romosozumab significantly increases bone mineral density (BMD) in the lumbar spine, total hip, and femoral neck. Exploratory analyses showed the BMD increases in the lumbar spine and hip were significantly higher with romosozumab than alendronate sodium and teriparatide in postmenopausal women with low BMD.