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Tag: Bone

Hip fracture
Studying a large British cohort, scientists have found that vegetarians have an increased risk of hip fracture compared to regular meat eaters, but pescatarians and occasional meat eaters do not [1]. Diet and brittle bones Hip fracture is one of the injuries most associated with aging. While hip fracture itself is treatable, it can easily...
Lumbar spine
A team of researchers has described an association between reduced bone density in the lumbar spine and high total cholesterol in a paper published in Aging. Previous studies were conflicting In various populations, conflicting evidence has been found regarding a relationship between cholesterol and bone density. One study found that high HDL cholesterol was associated...
Protein
Scientists have found that animal protein consumption positively correlates with bone density in older adults. Things become more complicated regarding plant protein [1].   Too little or too much? Just how much protein people should consume has been a point of contention. Decades-old research, performed mainly in underdeveloped communities, shows that protein deficiency can be...
Hand arthritis
In a paper published in Nature Aging, a group of scientists outlines a previously unknown pathway that leads to osteoarthritis and describes a promising treatment [1]. Less than a killer, more than a nuisance There are plenty of deadly age-related diseases, and then there are others that shorten our healthspan rather than lifespan, making the...
Rat bones
A new study in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces used a combined geroscience and tissue engineering approach to regenerate bone in aged rats [1]. Replacement or rejuvenation? Too often, tissue engineering and longevity therapeutics are viewed as competing strategies – two different paths to potentially combat aging. In tissue engineering, cells and biomaterials are used...
Hand arthritis
A study published in Aging has found that osteopontin's effects on bone remodeling may be at least partially responsible for osteoarthritis. BoneBone tissue serves as the primary structural component of our bodies. It protects our delicate inner organs, plays a key role in whole body calcium, phosphorus, and acid-base homeostasis, and allows movement to occur...