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A Downhill Battle: Maintaining Healthy Bones in Diabetes

A study from ENDO 2019 shows that postmenopausal women with diabetes can form new bone with walking after a meal either uphill or downhill, despite the poor bone quality associated with diabetes and a lack of the estrogen needed to prompt bone formation. Diabetes remains one of the biggest global health problems and is the...
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Endocrine Society Part of Coalition That Developed New Osteoporosis, Fracture Treatment Guidelines

The Endocrine Society recently participated in a coalition of bone health experts, physicians, specialists, and patient advocacy groups to develop clinical care recommendations for the treatment of osteoporosis and resulting hip and spine fractures. The Secondary Fracture Prevention: Consensus Recommendations from a Multistakeholder Coalition was published online in the peer-reviewed Journal of Bone and Mineral...
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Women Exposed to Common Antibacterial Chemical More Likely to Break a Bone

Women exposed to triclosan are more likely to develop osteoporosis, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Triclosan is an endocrine-disrupting chemical being widely used as an antibacterial in consumer goods and personal care products, including soaps, hand sanitizers, toothpaste, and mouthwash. A person can be exposed...
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FDA Approves New Treatment for Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women at High Risk of Fracture

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved romosozumab-aqqg to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of breaking a bone (fracture). These are women with a history of osteoporotic fracture or multiple risk factors for fracture, or those who have failed or are intolerant to other osteoporosis therapies. The drug will be marketed...
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Q&A: Clifford Rosen, MD: Practice Guideline on Pharmacological Treatment of Osteoporosis in Post-Menopausal Women

Clifford Rosen Endocrine News talks with Clifford Rosen, MD, chair of the task force that created the latest Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline on Pharmacological Management of Osteoporosis in Post-Menopausal Women. In March, the Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline on treating post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. Titled “Pharmacological Management of Osteoporosis in Post-Menopausal Women: An Endocrine...
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Childhood Exposure to Passive Smoking Linked to Impaired Bone Health in Adulthood

Children of parents who smoke have evidence of impaired bone health in adulthood, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Researchers led by Markus Juonala, MD, PhD, of the University of Turku and Division of Medicine, Turku University Hospital, and FinlandMurdoch Childrens Research Institute in Parkville, Victoria, Australia,...