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Osteoporosis drugs may lower mortality risk by 34%

Osteoporosis drugs may lower mortality risk by 34%

New research has found a correlation between taking osteoporosis drugs and a lower risk of premature mortality. However, many people ignore their doctor’s advice when it comes to taking medication for bone health, the investigators note. Researchers have found an association between taking drugs for osteoporosis and a significantly lower death risk. Osteoporosis is an […]

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Osteoporosis: Investigating the role of a common antibacterial chemical

Osteoporosis: Investigating the role of a common antibacterial chemical

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. Manufacturers add triclosan to many products, including some toothpastes. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak bones and an increased risk of fracture. Worldwide, an estimated 200 million people […]

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Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?

Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?

Recent research has uncovered a cell mechanism that could help explain why smoking, alcohol, and other modifiable factors could raise the risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis. Scientists find a cell mechanism that could explain why certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking, increase the risk of osteoporosis. The mechanism spurs a cell type in […]