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Study finds higher risk for fracture from falls in men than in women

Written by | 18 Mar 2024

A recent study titled “A meta-analysis of previous falls and subsequent fracture risk in cohort studies” found links between self-reported falls and increased fracture risk and also that prior… read more.

Can bone-strengthening exercises and/or drugs reduce fracture risk when older adults lose weight?

Written by | 12 Jul 2023

A $7 million study beginning this summer at Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University School of Medicine will help determine whether a combination of resistance training plus… read more.

A commonly used tool is suboptimal in predicting osteoporosis fracture risk in younger post-menopausal women

Written by | 24 May 2023

The commonly used Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX), which includes self-identified race and ethnicity information, and the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool (OST), which does not, had suboptimal performance in… read more.

Lower fracture risk for older wheelchair users

Written by | 20 Feb 2023

Being a frail elderly person and using a wheelchair involves a substantially reduced risk of fractures, a University of Gothenburg study shows. More prescriptions for wheelchairs may result…. read more.

How women can reduce the risk of hip fracture

Written by | 6 Dec 2022

Increasing intake of protein and drinking regular cups of tea or coffee is a way women could reduce their risk of suffering a hip fracture, according to new… read more.

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