Bone Density

Milk, yogurt best for bone health: study


Cream is not as effective as milk or yogurt in promoting bone health and combating osteoporosis, according to researchers. Low bone-density puts the elderly at an increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures of the hip, spine and waist. Around one-fourth of those who have a broken hip die within the following year.

Rethink frequency of bone density tests, investigators advise

Frequent bone density tests for senior women may not be needed, according to a new study.

New UK imaging technology could help identify osteoporosis risk

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed new imaging technology, which they said does a more complete job of detecting bone weakness compared to existing bone density and multidetector computed tomography tests.