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Hip Fractures

Magnesium consumption linked to lower risk of hip fractures

Posted February 28, 2014

A higher intake of magnesium may reduce the risk of hip fractures, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and published in the journal Bone. Researchers from the Universities of Bergen, Tromso, Trondheim and Oslo also collaborated in the study, which was funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

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Drinking water with a relatively high concentration of magnesium protects against hip fractures

Posted February 19, 2014

There are considerable variations in the quality of drinking water in Norway. The researchers studied variations in magnesium and calcium levels in drinking water between different areas, as these are assumed to have a role in the development of bone strength. They wanted to examine whether there was a correlation between magnesium and calcium concentrations in drinking water and the incidence of hip fracture.

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Using stem cells from hip replacements to help treat ageing adults

Posted January 30, 2014

The tissue normally discarded during routine hip replacements could be a rich new source of adult stem cells for use in regenerative medicine, UNSW-led research has found. With tens of thousands of hip replacement surgeries performed each year, this tissue could have “profound implications” in clinical use, the scientists say.

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Avocado-Soy Pill May Help in OA of Hip

Posted January 8, 2014

A supplement containing extracts of avocado and soybeans showed promise as a structure-modifying treatment for hip osteoarthritis (OA), a French randomized trial suggested.

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How to Heal Naturally After a Hip Fracture

Posted December 9, 2013

A hip fracture is one of the more traumatic injuries a senior can suffer. For many, a hip fracture means a long stay in the hospital, followed by recovery in an assisted care facility. For a few, a hip fracture will mean the permanent loss of mobility and independence.

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Milk consumption in teens ‘increases risk of hip fractures’ for men

Posted November 19, 2013

Drinking milk has long been promoted as positive for building stronger bones. But it seems drinking milk as a teenager does not reduce the risk of hip fractures later in life and can even increase the risk for men, according to new research published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Treatment with Vitamin K in Hip Fracture Patients Receiving Warfarin

Posted August 26, 2013

In a retrospective study involving the management of 21 patients with hip fractures who were treated with warfarin at the time of admission, and 35 hip fracture patients who were not treated with anti-coagulants, supplementation with vitamin K in 11 of the 21 patients on warfarin was found to be associated with a shortening in pre-operative time and a reduction in the length of hospitalization.

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Combination Vitamin D, Calcium Therapy May Lower Hip Fracture Risk

Posted July 7, 2013

The latest research suggests that combining Vitamin D and calcium with hormone replacement therapy after menopause decreases the risk of developing hip fractures. Dr. Michele Curtis, a women’s health researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center, expressed her thoughts on the study results, “We always tell women to take calcium and vitamin D. At the end of the day what this study really says is, what you thought was a good thing to do really is a good thing to do.”

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Could a diet high in fish and flax help prevent broken hips?

Posted June 28, 2013

Higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood may reduce the risk for hip fractures in postmenopausal women, recent research suggests. Scientists analyzed red blood cell samples from women with and without a history of having a broken hip. The study showed that higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids from both plant and fish sources in those blood cells were associated with a lower likelihood of having fractured a hip.

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Vitamin D Status Predicts Hip Fracture Risk

Posted May 19, 2013

Having low serum levels of vitamin D is tied to risk of hip fracture in older patients, Norwegian researchers found. In a cohort of several population studies in Norway, patients in the lowest quartile of 25(OH)D levels had a 38% increased risk of hip fracture compared with those in the highest quartile of 25(OH)D levels, Kristin Holvik, PhD, of the University of Bergen in Norway, and colleagues reported online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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