American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

The latest news from the ASBMR Annual Meeting, with physician perspective, researcher interviews and clinician insight on osteoporosis and bone health.

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Bone strength, BMD increase more substantially with romosozumab vs. alendronate

September 30, 2019
Among a cohort of postmenopausal women randomly assigned to romosozumab or alendronate, larger improvements in bone mineral density and bone strength…
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Resistance exercise provides durable improvements in adolescent skeletal parameters

September 27, 2019
Bone mineral content and density improved following a resistance training program included with school-based physical education for middle school…
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Arterial calcification unchanged by high-dose vitamin D supplements

September 27, 2019
Daily vitamin D supplementation does not influence the progression of arterial calcification or increase the likelihood that the condition will…
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BMD gains can be maintained when switching from denosumab to alendronate

September 27, 2019
Postmenopausal women who took denosumab for a year did experienced no significant decrease in bone mineral density after switching to alendronate…

New VITAL analyses shed light on vitamin D for bone health, fall prevention

September 26, 2019
Debate continues among endocrinologists regarding what constitutes the “optimal” level of vitamin D, and dozens of studies have assessed…
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No link between calcium supplements, abdominal aortic calcification among older women

September 25, 2019
Older women randomly assigned a daily 1.2 g calcium supplement for 5 years were no more likely to develop abdominal aortic calcification vs. similar…
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Cost for osteoporosis care rose 118% over 15 years in US

September 23, 2019
Approximately 11% of middle-aged adults in the United States have osteoporosis, with the cost for care rising by nearly $50 billion over more than a…
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Risk for second fracture within 1 year nearly double in men vs. women

October 15, 2018
Compared with women, men are at greater risk for a subsequent fracture, particularly within the first year and up to the first 3 years, after an…
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Vitamin D supplementation associated with dose-response increase in hypercalciuria

October 15, 2018
Older adults assigned to a high dose of daily vitamin D supplementation were more likely to develop hypercalciuria over 3 years vs. those assigned to…
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Increased cortical advanced glycation end products contribute to brittle bones in men with type 2 diabetes

October 12, 2018
Researchers found higher advanced glycation end-product content — associated with decreased bone strength — in the cortical bone of men…

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American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting

September 11, 2020 - September 14, 2020