Women's Health


Women's Health and Osteoporosis Studies That Should Be on Your Radar

November 20, 2020

Over the course of this year there have been some pivotal studies on osteoporosis and women's health. We've published stories based on studies that explore the use of vitamin D and calcium supplementation and bone mineral density. We've featured a few studies that examine the effectiveness of bisphosphonates and the role of anabolic agents to to fight osteoporosis. Learn more about these and other studies in today's slideshow.

Individualized Approach Needed for Bisphosphonate Use in Women

October 07, 2020

In women 50 years of age or older, the risk of atypical femur fracture increased with longer bisphosphonate use, Asian ancestry, shorter height, higher weight and glucocorticoid use for one year or more, but this risk rapidly decreased after bisphosphonate discontinuation, according to a study recently published in New England Journal of Medicine.

Bisphosphonate Use Associated with Increased Fracture Risk

September 16, 2020

Bisphosphonate use, especially for more than five years, is associated with an increased risk of atypical femoral fractures, but this risk falls considerably after discontinuation, according to a Nationwide Danish an analysis and review presented on September 13 at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) annual meeting which was held virtually.

High-Intensity Activity in Adolescence May Help Prevent Osteoporosis

September 14, 2020

Spending more time in high-intensity physical activity in early life may protect against osteoporosis in later life, and men are more successful at this than women, according to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open.

Calcium and Vitamin D First to Reduce Fracture Risk?

September 14, 2020

Drug therapy appears to be the first-line option for reducing fracture risk in osteoporosis, but it is not always feasible, and increasing calcium, vitamin D and protein intake may be a more practical option.

Q&A: Vitamin D and Bone Mineral Density

September 14, 2020

High-dose vitamin D supplementation compared with standard-dose vitamin D supplementation resulted in a greater loss of volumetric bone mineral density in women but not men, according to study data presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) annual meeting which is being held virtually.