Genetic Screening Predicts Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Prior to Symptoms

Could you predict a patient’s risk of osteoporosis as early as age 20? A new genetic screening test may be able to predict low bone-mineral density, osteoporosis and fracture risk well prior to clinical symptoms. A study of nearly 400,000 people by Stuart Kim, PhD researcher at Stanford University School ofRead …

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Are Today’s Adolescents Tomorrow’s Hip-Fracture Patients?

Published in the J of Restorative Medicine, Osteoporosis: The Need for Prevention and Treatment (excerpt), by Karan Baucom, MD; Lara Pizzorno, MA; and Joseph Pizzorno, ND Osteoporosis is a preventable, potentially crippling disease characterized by low bone density and increased bone fragility that affects millions of people. Dietary intake of

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Collagen, a better framework than calcium alone

It’s been said that graceful aging is about being flexible. One’s ability to respond mentally and physically to life’s obstacles is certainly an asset. However when it comes to bone health, traditional advice on calcium supplementation favors rigidity over agility. Kathy Lund comments on Ian R Ried’s article, A Case for Ending Calcium, and the age-old advice to prescribe calcium alone fails to address the importance of being lithe for long-term bone health.

A Rationale for an Approach to Preventing and Treating Bisphosphonate-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw With Vitamin K2 Menaquinone-4

 John Neustadt, ND; Steve Pieczenik, MD, PhD  Abstract In this article, the authors describe the Neustadt-Pieczenik Collagen Damage and Restoration Hypothesis, which proposes that medical professionals may prevent and treat osteoporosis and bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw successfully by protecting bone collagen from damage and by stimulating production of new

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