Bone Health Panel-Important Research
Early epigenetic switches associated with childhood bone health
The health of children’s bones could be determined before they are born, a new study has shown.
Another reason to exercise: Burning bone fat a key to better bone health
It’s a fat-burning secret anyone interested in bone health should know. For the first time, researchers show that exercising burns the fat found within the bone marrow and offers evidence that this process improves bone quality and the amount of bone in a matter of weeks.
Genetics are key to hormone therapy lowering risk of broken bones in older women
Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study.
Physical activity builds stronger bones, even in children with genetic risk
Exercise, particularly high-impact activity, builds stronger bones in children, even for those who carry genetic variants that predispose them to bone weakness, according to new research. The scientists say their findings underscore that genetics does not necessarily equate to destiny, and reinforce the importance of physical activity as a key factor to improve the bone health of children in the present and into later life.