Navigation Links
Blood Tests Can Help Detect Osteoporosis Early In Life

Two new studies show high levels of amino acid are associated with an increased risk of fracture.High levels of homocysteine have long been // associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Very high levels are also known to be associated with homocystinuria, a rare disease characterized by early onset osteoporosis. Now, in two separate studies, high levels have also been found to be associated with an increased risk for a fracture. Researchers say this finding could have important implications for the development of interventions to prevent fractures.

One study looked at the circulating homocysteine level and the risk of incident osteoporotic fractures in 2,406 participants. The men and women in the study were 55 years or older. Researchers found in all of the different groups they studied there was an association between a high level of homocysteine and the risk of fracture.

The second study included men and women who had blood samples drawn almost 20 years ago. Researchers compared their homocysteine levels with the incidence of hip fracture. They also found the men and women with the highest homocysteine levels had the greatest risk of fracture.

Researchers say total homocysteine concentrations can effectively and easily be modified through dietary intake of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12. However they feel if further research confirms this finding, nationwide folic acid fortification of food could help reduce fracture rates in the United States.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
2. Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
3. Blood clots likely in long travel
4. Hemochromatosis Patients Blood is Safe
5. Blood transfusions beneficial after heart attacks
6. Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims
7. Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care
8. Blood test may identify ovarian cancer
9. A Blood test for suicide risk?
10. Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength
11. Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/12/2018)... , ... September 13, 2018 , ... Donaldson Plastic Surgery ... as well as Columbus Business First's Fast 50 list of central Ohio's fastest growing ... a 3-year growth rate of 81 percent. It is the only medical practice and ...
(Date:9/7/2018)... ... September 07, 2018 , ... The Ramsey Keller ... its first-ever national retreat for moms who are living without a child. “ The ... weekend of October 26, 27 and 28 at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... , ... August 31, 2018 , ... SignatureCare Emergency Center ... awarded for the Fall semester to a deserving student. Get your applications in now ... scholarship was awarded to Hanna Wu who is a medical student at Texas Southern ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... Kessler Foundation, a major ... an MRI Simulator. In the MRI Simulator, the individual experiences the conditions of ... mock scan experience, research participants become accustomed to the sights and sounds of ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... NJ Top Docs proudly ... year. Dr. Savon has been active in gastrointestinal research for many years while ... all gastrointestinal diseases and disorders for the past 25 years. , Recently, Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/7/2018)... ... 07, 2018 , ... New York City is currently the epicenter of the ... of claiming the fourth and final jewel in the 2018 grand slam crown – ... Seldom, however, will the players’ footwork be highlighted. , “Today’s tennis isn’t that of ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... Precision Orthopedics & Sports Medicine ... in Irving and Southlake. Fellowship trained in Spine Surgery, Dr. Gengler will practice ... John Milani, Dr. Jaytinder Sandhu, and Dr. Tariq Hendawi beginning September 4, 2018. ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2018 , ... ... Inc. ( Shaw ) focuses on the company’s continued efforts to “Create a ... to healthier environments and preservation of natural resources. , “2017 was a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: