Navigation Links
Young Men Taking HIV Meds May Be at Risk for Bone Loss
Date:6/22/2012

FRIDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Young men receiving drug treatment for HIV infection are at increased risk for low bone mass, a new study suggests.

The findings indicate that these patients should exercise, take vitamin D and be closely monitored in order to reduce their future risk of bone fractures, according to the study, released online in advance of print publication in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

The study included about 250 male participants, aged 14 to 25, who underwent whole-body scans to measure their bone density. Some of the men were infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The participants with HIV had been diagnosed with the infection an average of two years earlier. The HIV-infected males had an average 5 percent to 8 percent lower bone density in the hip and 2 percent to 4 percent lower bone density in the spine than those without HIV.

Although the study uncovered an association between treatment for HIV infection and lower bone density in the study participants, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

The study, funded by the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), did not look at the causes of bone loss and cannot rule out the possibility that low bone mass was present before HIV infection.

The investigators noted that all the participants had several risk factors for bone loss, including tobacco and alcohol use and low intake of calcium and vitamin D, which is needed to absorb calcium.

"The young [HIV-positive] men in the study had been taking anti-HIV medications for a comparatively short time, yet they still had lower bone-mineral density than other men their age," study co-author Dr. Bill Kapogiannis, of the pediatric, adolescent and maternal AIDS branch of the NICHD, said in an institute news release.

"These findings suggest a short-term impact of HIV therapy on bone at ages when people are still
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Young girls more likely to report side effects after HPV vaccine
2. Young Americans Need to Cut Calorie Intake: Study
3. Unique approach needed to accurately assess health of young adult cancer survivors
4. Symptomatic behaviour in childhood strongly predicts psychiatric treatment as a young adult
5. Even Young Teens Show Signs of Sun Damage
6. Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous Choking Game
7. Football helmet sensors help researchers demystify concussion in young athletes
8. Half of Young Cigarette Smokers Also Smoke Pot: Survey
9. For Some, Glaucoma Strikes at a Young Age
10. Study finds mammography beneficial for younger women
11. Heart Test Spots Sudden Death Risk in Young Athletes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Young Men Taking HIV Meds May Be at Risk for Bone Loss
(Date:10/31/2014)... Nearly one out of four older Americans say that ... or unwanted medical treatment, according to the latest issue ... & Aging Report ( PP&AR ), which goes ... accountable when they fail to honor patients, end-of-life health ... Advanced Illness Care: Issues and Options ," features 12 ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... reveals that this workout program was developed by Dan ... also become well-known as a fitness professional and life ... stubborn fat and having toned muscles is not impossible ... in based on suspension training. Suspension training promises efficiency ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... drug combination that can trigger the self-destruct process in ... treatments, according to research that will be presented at ... Liverpool next week*. , When healthy cells are no ... in self destruction. But cancer cells swerve away from ... cells grow out of control – causing tumours to ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 In an effort ... patients, Dr. Majid Jamali announced he will soon offer orthodontics ... by the end of November. , To build upon ... Surgery of New York has become known for, Dr. Jamali ... degrees from such top learning institutions as UCLA, Stanford and ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... BCC Research ( http://www.bccresearch.com ) reveals in its new report, ... indoor air quality (IAQ) market is expected to grow to ... (CAGR) of 7% over the next five years. The equipment ... 7.4%. , Since 2012, continuing media attention focused on ... diseases such as bird flu and the increase in chronic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Advance directives can benefit patients, families, and health care system 2Health News:Suspension Revolution Review Reveals Dan Long's New Suspension Workout Plan 2Health News:Scientists trigger self-destruct switch in lung cancer cells 2Health News:Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of New York Adds Orthodontic Patient Services 2Health News:Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of New York Adds Orthodontic Patient Services 3Health News:Global Market for U.S. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) to Reach $11.4 Billion by 2019; Equipment Market Segment Surging at 7.4% CAGR 2Health News:Global Market for U.S. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) to Reach $11.4 Billion by 2019; Equipment Market Segment Surging at 7.4% CAGR 3
... Encouraging Families to Be Incredibly Active and Healthy, American Egg ... 13 Today, the nation,s egg farmers will delight thousands ... eggs for the 2009 White House Easter Egg Roll. ... together families to hunt for and race Easter Eggs on ...
... used tiny molecules called microRNAs to help turn adult mouse cells back to ... stem cells , they have the capacity to become any cell type in ... ... researchers has for the first time used tiny molecules called microRNAs to help ...
... lung cancer are less likely to receive recommended chemotherapy and ... no signs of lessening. That is the conclusion of a ... CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer ... provide appropriate treatments for black patients and to educate them ...
... notion that females only receive finite number of eggs ... Researchers in China have demonstrated that female ovaries may ... subsequently producing offspring. , That runs counter to the ... with a finite number of the eggs or oocytes ...
... ValueRays® ergonomic computer accessories provide infrared heat therapy using infrared ... your hand pain diagnosis results in cold computer hands and ... your computer provides warmth and relief. , ... ...
... Discovery advances search for better treatments, experts say, , , ... they,ve spotted a gene variant that may raise the ... may lead to new drug treatments. , The study ... had multiple members with schizophrenia. A functional DNA change ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:America's Egg Farmers to Participate in Annual White House Easter Egg Roll Today 2Health News:America's Egg Farmers to Participate in Annual White House Easter Egg Roll Today 3Health News:UCSF Team Closer to Creating Safe Embryonic-Like Stem Cells 2Health News:UCSF Team Closer to Creating Safe Embryonic-Like Stem Cells 3Health News:UCSF Team Closer to Creating Safe Embryonic-Like Stem Cells 4Health News:Racial disparities persist in the treatment of lung cancer 2Health News:Stem Cells Spur New Eggs in Ovaries of Adult Mice 2Health News:Stem Cells Spur New Eggs in Ovaries of Adult Mice 3Health News:Arthritis Hand Pain Relief: Infrared Heat Therapy Ergonomic Computer Workstation 2Health News:Gene Variant Tied to Schizophrenia 2
(Date:10/31/2014)... 2014  Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... company that develops patented products that assist healthcare ... today reported financial results for the third quarter ... "In the third quarter of 2014, ... M.D., chief executive officer of Semler.  "We moved ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014  Zebra Imaging, Inc., the world,s ... today a strategic partnership with the Zygote Media ... anatomy and biomedical models for animation and visual ... markets.  Zygote maintains the world,s most comprehensive library ... has pioneered development of high-end solid 3D anatomy ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... SAN FRANCISCO , Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... innovative therapeutics, today announced a $26.5 million Series ... global investment firm founded by a team of ... sciences.  Other investors participating in the round include ... Venture Fund.  Representatives from Clarus Ventures and Frazier ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Semler Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Semler Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Zebra Imaging and Zygote Media Partner to Bring 3D Visualization to the Medical Community 2Imago BioSciences Announces $26.5 Million Financing Led by Clarus Ventures 2
... Oct. 6, 2010 Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... lorcaserin presentations at Obesity 2010, the 28th Annual Scientific ... Lorcaserin, which Arena discovered and developed, is intended for ... loss, in patients who are obese (Body Mass Index, ...
... N.J., and SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 6 ... company, and Mission Pharmacal Company, a privately-held ... market announced today their exclusive co-promotion agreement ... to obstetrician,s, gynecologists and other women,s health ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Arena and Eisai Announce Upcoming Lorcaserin Presentations at Obesity 2010 2Arena and Eisai Announce Upcoming Lorcaserin Presentations at Obesity 2010 3Arena and Eisai Announce Upcoming Lorcaserin Presentations at Obesity 2010 4Nautilus Neurosciences and Mission Pharmacal Announce Exclusive Co-Promotion Agreement for CAMBIA™ (diclofenac potassium for oral solution) for the Acute Treatment of Migraine to the Women's Health Market 2Nautilus Neurosciences and Mission Pharmacal Announce Exclusive Co-Promotion Agreement for CAMBIA™ (diclofenac potassium for oral solution) for the Acute Treatment of Migraine to the Women's Health Market 3Nautilus Neurosciences and Mission Pharmacal Announce Exclusive Co-Promotion Agreement for CAMBIA™ (diclofenac potassium for oral solution) for the Acute Treatment of Migraine to the Women's Health Market 4
The Skirts and Vests are made with .50mm Pb in the front and .25mm Pb in the back. When worn, the overlap areas in the front of both the skirt and vest provide 1.0mm Pb protection. The velcro fastene...
Designed to fit the body and priced to fit the budget! The Economy Tie apron has a belt that wraps around the body and ties in the front. Don't let the price fool you.... this apron provides the same...
Setting a new standard in protective apparel. The unique, patented Cool-Tech™ mesh-back design fits the natural contour of the body while reducing the amount of weight carried on the shoulders ...
Features four-way apron closure for super adjustability to fit staff of all shapes and sizes. Top left and right shoulder closures allow adjustment of armhole size and chest area of apron for close a...
Medicine Products: