Vitamin K1 and K2 Boost Bone Formation, Lessen Bone Breakdown

“Treatment with vitamin K, especially MK-7, effective enough to reduce bone resorption,” say researchers reporting the results of a landmark study published April 2012 in Calcified Tissue International, a leading journal for research on the structure and function of bone. Read on! →

Vitamin D Reduces Stress Fractures In Adolescent Girls

Study conducted at the Children’s Hospital Boston showed some surprising results when Kendrin R. Sonneville, Sc.D., R.D and his colleagues examined the relation between risk of stress fractures in growing girls and their intake of calcium, Vitamin D and/or dairy Read on! →

Strontium Ranelate Warning Issued by European Medicine Agency

The European Medicine Agency (EMA) has issued cautionary advice to doctors on prescribing strontium ranelate, sold under brand names Osseor or Protelos by Les Labaratoires Servier, to those who are immobilised, have or run the risk of venous thromboembolism. The Read on! →

Latest Research Shows Soy Foods help Prevent Bone Loss

If you are not among those who are allergic to soy or have been diagnosed as having hypothyroidism, soy foods can be a great addition to your bone-building diet. Not only are soy foods excellent sources of magnesium and vitamin Read on! →

Denosumab (aka Prolia, Xgeva) – Even Worse than the Bisphosphonates?

Like the bisphosphonates, denosumab (trade names Prolia, Xgeva)(1) also prevents osteoclasts from removing old, damaged or worn out bone. It just does so via a different action than the bisphosphonates — an action that may turn out to have even Read on! →

Generic Boniva Now Available For The U.S Markets

Biphosphonate class drug Boniva also sold worldwide under the brand names Bonviva and Bondronat is now available for sale in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration has approved it’s use – prescription by doctors and distribution in pharmacies Read on! →

Alarming Escalation of Osteoporotic Fractures in Middle East and Africa

While most of the focus on osteoporosis in terms of reported cases, diagnosis, treatment, research and cost burdens have been in the US and Europe, the latest audit report (October 2011) from International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) shows that Middle East Read on! →