Category Archives: bones disease

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

Heart disease falls  into several classes: Coronary disease is the most frequent [1], but valvular [2] is not far behind: Who doesn’t have a relative or friend who had some heart valve replaced or bypass surgery? Actually [2] is giving epidemiology statistics: “…Aortic valve sclerosis (aortic valve thickening and calcification) seem …Read the Rest

IN DEPTH: About Heart Risks, Calcium, and Food Fortification

IN DEPTH: About Heart Risks, Calcium, and Food Fortification

All right, what are the foods and food  supplements that are touted as beneficial for your heart? Easy: Vitamins: E , B complex, D, K Compounds and polyphenols: CoEnzymeQ10, Resveratrol, Flavonol, Soy  Minerals: Selenium, magnesium and many more… We posted in MND [1] on such and other nutrients reputed to be good …Read the Rest

Bisphosphonate class  of Osteoporosis drugs to carry fracture risk warning in US (BBC,FDA)

Bisphosphonate class of Osteoporosis drugs to carry fracture risk warning in US (BBC,FDA)

MediNewsDigest: The FDA requirement (BBC) of  warning about the risk of “… the cause of these thigh bone breaks..” puzzle me. What is the consumer, (hmm, patient) to do: Are there other drugs on the market that purport to solve the same problem? See the link to the FDA warning Is …Read the Rest

Lilly osteoporosis drug regrows jaw bone: study (Reuters)

Lilly osteoporosis drug regrows jaw bone: study (Reuters)

MediNewsDigest: What is amazing is that, not only does the bone regrow, but that the original jaw shape would be maintained. Here is the link to Reuters on this entry

Bone Technology: Titanium Foams Replace Injured Bones (sciencedaily)

Bone Technology: Titanium Foams Replace Injured Bones (sciencedaily)

MediNewsDigest: Interesting new technology for those hard-to-heal fractures and other bone repair issues. Titanium foam has the strength, resilience, and a spong like structure similar to bone’s. This is german engineering, where is the US on this? (sciencedaily)

Olive oil good for your bones? (nutraingredients)

Olive oil good for your bones? (nutraingredients)

MediNewsDigest:  Quoting    “nutraingredients”: “. ….The potential bone health benefits of the olive polyphenol, oleuropein, are related to its ability to stimulate cells responsible for bone formation, says a new study that explains the mode of action of the compound….” Another feather in the mediterannean diet’s cap!

Bone Faster Healing for Severe Fractures with Assisted Regeneration (MIT)

Bone Faster Healing for Severe Fractures with Assisted Regeneration (MIT)

MediNewsDigest: Regenerative techniques  use of a thin tissue called the periosteum, which lines the outer surface of all bones and contains stem cells that develop into bone to repair damage. They essentially wrap the fracture bone in a sleeve of periosteum from  the patient. MIT

Common bone drugs linked to esophageal cancer risk (Reuters)

Common bone drugs linked to esophageal cancer risk (Reuters)

MediNewsDigest: Quoting Reuters: “…People who take a commonly used class of osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates for more than five years may be doubling their risk of developing cancer of the gullet or esophagus, a British study found on Friday….” MediNewsDigest: Another study proves that taking medical  drugs is a risk …Read the Rest

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