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Osteoporosis

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.

Study: Osteoporosis plan could cut hip fractures by 25% nationally

More active osteoporosis disease management could cut the rate of hip fractures in the United States by 25%, according to a new Kaiser Permanent study. Researchers recommend increased use of bone scans, as well as greater use of anti-osteoporosis medications.

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