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One-legged Balance Test Helps Predict Hip Fracture and Death among Postmenopausal Women

New research suggests there are important clues that help to predict hip fracture and death among postmenopausal women. One is the inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds. The other: to squat down and reach the floor.

Both functions are necessary for independence and quality of life. A woman’s inability to […]

Does Eating Dried Plumbs have a Bone-Protective Effect?

Eating dried plumbs (prunes) seems to have a positive effect on bone health. A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in July 2014 examines why dried plumbs may be healthy for bones and in general.

San Diego State University and Florida State University researchers analyzed a year-long study published in […]

Postmenopausal Women of All Fitness Levels Who Spend Too Much Idle Time at Increased Risk for Premature Death

Postmenopausal women who spend most of their days sitting or resting are doing themselves far more harm than good, according to a new study.

Cornell University researchers studied 93,000 postmenopausal American women. They found women with the highest amounts of sedentary time, which researchers defined as sitting and resting, but not including sleep, died […]

Small Testosterone Dose Directed Solely to Liver Seems to Safely Address Muscle Wasting

Australian researchers have found that the delivery of a small dose of testosterone to the liver stimulates protein synthesis, which likely prevents muscle loss and wasting and could promote muscle growth.

These researchers say they have developed a safe and effective treatment for men and women that could prevent the muscle wasting associated with […]