In under/normal weight mothers, weight gain during pregnancy was associated with a slightly increased bone mass
at 7 years of age in children, while in overweight/obese mothers, no beneficial effect of weight gain on bone mass
Osteoporosis, considered as a global health problem, is defined as a systemic skeletal disorder characterized by low bone mass
and deterioration of the microarchitecture of bone tissue, with the consequent increase in bone fragility and greater susceptibility to fractures (1).
Researchers found that menopause-characterised by a decline in estrogen levels-speeds a woman's loss of bone mass
and increases her risk of developing the bone-thinning disease known as osteoporosis, and increases the risk of fractures.
Postmenopausal women eating a Mediterranean-style diet were found to have higher bone mass
and muscle mass, two risk factors for osteoporosis and bone fractures, in a study by researchers at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.
If you're hesitant to do certain types of exercise because you have low bone mass
(osteopenia or osteoporosis), recent research findings may ease your mind.
Keywords: Bone mass
density, Rheumatoid arthritis, DEXA.
When your kid reaches the end of their teen years, approximately 90% of their adult bone mass
has been formed.
By the age of 70, both men and women lose bone mass
at the same rate and the absorption of calcium also decreases in both sexes.
"We were looking at body composition and, at the spine and hip, bone mass
density," said lead researcher Dr.
In rats, dietary magnesium deficiency resulted in decreased bone formation and a loss of bone mass
and trabecular bone volume.
Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass
and density which can lead to an increased risk of fracture.