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The brittleness of aging bones -- more than a loss of bone mass

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

It is a well-established fact that as we grow older, our bones become more brittle and prone to fracturing. It is also well established that loss of mass is a major reason for older bones fracturing more readily than younger bones, ...

A direct path for understanding and treating brittle bones

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Researchers have new insights into the means by which bone cells produce new bone in response to mechanical stresses, such as exercise. New findings lay a path for developing new strategies for treating diseases characterized by low...

Medical News Today: Heavy marijuana use may raise risk of osteoporosis, bone fractures

Health : Medical News Today

People who regularly smoke large amounts of marijuana may have lower bone density, increasing their later-life risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.

Marijuana Slims? Pot Smoking Linked to Lower Body Weight

Health : Time: Healthland

If cannabis causes the munchies, how is possible that pot smokers are thinner than nonsmokers? A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology finds an intriguing connection between marijuana use and body weight, showi...

More frequent exercise therapy benefits bone strength in very low weight pre-term infants

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Because of their low weight and premature birth, very low birth weight (VLBW) pre-term infants have lower bone mineral mass and a greater need for bone nutrients compared to most new-born infants. This places them at greater risk of...


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