Increasing vitamin D levels to help prevent osteoporosis

One of the risk factors contributing to an increased likelihood of developing osteoporosis is a lack of vitamin D. As we all know we get most of it from being exposed to sunlight for a small portion of every day;…

According to Swedish researchers – early menopause linked to fracture risk

Researchers in Sweden have reported that undergoing the menopause before the age of 47 can result in an increased risk of both mortality and fractures at the age of 77. They followed 390 women who had their bone mineral density…

Does your lifestyle cause a change in the effect of alcohol on bone density at menopause?

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have been looking at the research about lifestyle choices around such factors as healthy eating, smoking and physical activity and considering whether this has an impact on the way that alcohol affects the bone…

Osteoporosis could be reduced if more women were aware of the risk factors

Earlier this month the president of the European Foundation of Women and Health, told a meeting of clinicians who work with osteoporosis patients in Dublin that the number of cases of osteoporosis could be reduced if more women were aware…