announces Positive Top-Line Results for Denosumab treatment of Bone Loss in men
with Non-metastatic Prostate Cancer Undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy - July 14, 2008
In this study of more than 1,400 men, denosumab treatment produced
statistically significantly greater increases in bone mineral density (BMD) at
the lumbar spine (primary endpoint) and non-vertebral sites compared with
placebo at multiple time points. These improvements in BMD were consistent with
those seen in other denosumab studies evaluating BMD in women with breast
cancer receiving aromatase inhibitor therapy, and in post-menopausal women with
low bone mass.
Bone Loss Prevented
by Risendronate in Breast Cancer Survivors ?June 18, 2008
Dr. Susan L. Greenspan of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues note that adjuvant
chemotherapy has prolonged disease-free and overall survival in
women with breast cancer. However, chemotherapy-induced early menopause
is associated with bone loss and osteoporotic
Lifelong Program to Build Strong Bones
There's no cure for osteoporosis, though
there are treatments. Like hypertension, osteoporosis has been called a
"silent disease." Thus you may not be aware of it until you actually
fracture a bone. Prevention is the best line of defense.
Unfortunately, many women think they don't
have to start worrying about osteoporosis until menopause. This a myth. Recent
research shows that certain lifelong habits are the best preventive against
osteoporosis. About 45% of a person's bone mass is formed during the teen
years, and indeed young adulthood or even the teen years are the right time to
form the health habits that help prevent osteoporosis. Still, it's never too
late to begin. Bones, like skin, deserve special care.
Ask the Doctor: Osteoporosis - Health Awareness - November 25, 2007
Are you one of the eight
million women with osteoporosis? If so, you probably don't spend
much time thinking about it. In fact, you may not even know you have
it. This notoriously "silent disease" often goes unnoticed until a
simple bump or fall causes a bone to break or
Fight osteoporosis before it settles in -
August 30, 2007
no bones about it: Osteoporosis is not an inevitable part of aging as is widely
Exercise sessions build bone; stave
off impact of osteoporosis -
August 16, 2007
A muscular physique reminiscent of Arnold Schwarzenegger had yet to
emerge from Ingeborg Revord.
Not a problem for Revord, a Village of Calumet Grove resident who only recently
sought to begin building bone rather than becoming muscle-bound.
know I need to do this," Revord said, gearing up to stretch and exercise,
"because I was surprised to find I had osteoporosis. It is a scary situation."
Lilly's Evista Trims Risk of Certain
Breast Cancers - July 20,
Lilly & Co.'s osteoporosis drug Evista reduced the risk of certain invasive
breast cancers in post-menopausal women, according to a review by
Diet, exercise can't stop
osteoporosis - July 9, 2007
training, coupled with a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, does your body
good in many ways - some likely to reduce your risk of bone fracture. But
if you're looking for evidence that diet and exercise can match the
effectiveness of drugs in staving off osteoporosis in middle age, you're going
to be disappointed.