Posts Tagged ‘bone fractures’

Seniors Taking Calcium, Vitamin D Capsules Wasting Money, Says Chinese Doctor

Seniors are wasting their time and money taking calcium and vitamin Dsupplements to ward off the brittle bones of old age, says a Chinese doctor. Dr. Jia-Guo Zhao, an orthopedic surgeon with Tianjin Hospital in China, says there is no evidence these supplements protect against hip fractures in the elderly. For their analysis, Zhao and his colleagues combed through medical…

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Osteoporosis Symptom And Treatment Facts You Need

Osteoporosis means “porous bones.” Our bones are strongest at about age 30, then begin losing density. More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, which increases the risk of fracture. About half of women 50 and older will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.   Osteoporosis Symptoms One symptom is back pain, caused by changes in…

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