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Taller women at increased risk for fracture

November 30, 2015

Postmenopausal women who are taller have an overall increased risk for fracture, particularly at the femoral neck, according to study findings published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Miranda E. G. Armstrong, PhD, of the cancer epidemiology unit at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, analyzed data from 796,081 postmenopausal women participating in the Million Women Study through the British National Health Service. Researchers analyzed survey responses collected 3 years after recruitment on various health and lifestyle factors, including fracture and fall history and history of osteoporosis. Researchers linked survey information to hospital admission database information for the participants to analyze admissions for incident fracture at nine sites: humerus, radius and ulna, wrist, femoral neck, femur, patella, tibia and fibula, and ankle. Researchers calculated RR per 10-cm increase in height as a trend across six height category means.

Endocrine Society urges more research related to preventive services for women

November 29, 2015
The Endocrine Society is joining the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in the call for increased research related to preventive services for women.In the “Fifth…
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Losing weight may be more difficult with more stored fat

November 28, 2015
A protein that inhibits the body’s ability to burn fat appears to be present in higher concentrations in people who have more fat tissue, according to research…
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VIDEO: Weight loss tips from the experts — Vary your exercise routine

November 27, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Varying your workout can help prevent a weight-loss plateau, said Deborah Clegg, PhD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California…
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Children in UK with obesity, NAFLD lack exercise and proper diet

November 27, 2015
New research showed that children with obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the UK fail to meet UK recommendations for exercise and diet, indicating efforts…
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Obesity Consults® ObesityForum® 2015 Highlights

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VIDEO: Weight loss tips from the experts — Better sleep means better weight loss

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Navigating a New Era of Personalized Type 2 Diabetes Care: Taking the Road Less Traveled

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In the United States, over 29 million people have diabetes, of which approximately 95% of cases are type 2 diabetes…
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