bone density

Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones…and So Might Osteoporosis Medication?

February 23, 2012

Yes, you read that right.  Odd as it sounds, new studies are suggesting that long-term use of bisphosphonates, a group of drugs commonly taken to treat osteoporosis, may be causing unusual bone fractures.  Huh? Let’s back up a little.  A few weeks ago, I wrote about a recent study that found high-impact exercise to have […]

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Hey, Ladies: Exercise for Bone Strength, Not Just Weight Loss

January 26, 2012

As obesity continues to plague Americans, exercising for weight loss seems to be at the forefront of education, news, and entertainment.  But exercise has benefits far beyond just losing weight, including research supporting its potential to ward off osteoporosis.  A recent study in Sweden confirms that high-impact exercise can improve bone density in younger women, […]

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