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Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone density and loss of bone tissue. This colored scanning electron micrograph shows a reduction in overall bone mass and an increase in bone porosity, making it more brittle and likely to fracture. It commonly affects the elderly and post-menopausal women, who experience a decrease in levels of the hormone estrogen. It may also develop following injury or infection.

Osteoporosis Diagnosis, Prevention & Treatment

Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million Americans, and another 40 million are at risk for the bone disorder. One in two women and one in four men age 50 years and older will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime, with estimated health-care costs totaling approximately $14 billion each year. These numbers are expected to increase…

Heavy soda drinking linked to lung disease

Participants in an Australian study who drank at least a half a liter of sugar-sweetened beverages per day more than doubled their chances of developing asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Higher mortality observed among women taking dietary supplement

Although the consumption of dietary supplements has increased considerably over the past decade, most of these products do not reduce total mortality in older women, and many appear to be associated with increased mortality risk, data from the Iowa Women’s Health Study indicate.

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