A direct causal relationship between low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of death has been reported. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, used Mendelian randomisation to interrogate UK Biobank data.
People under 35 years old taking calcium supplements show significant improvements in their bone mineral density. This suggests they will have a lower risk of osteoporosis in later life, according to a study published in eLife.
A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that higher blood levels of chemokine CXCL9 may be linked to a higher risk of osteoeporotic hip fractures in older men.
Low levels of vitamin D are associated with high levels of inflammation, according to research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The Australian scientists suggest that vitamin D could be used as a biomarker for identifying people at risk of severe inflammatory illnesses.
A new consensus statement, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and endorsed by the Royal Osteoporosis Society, advises on the value of physical activity for improving symptoms in osteoporosis patients.
Urine and blood analyses, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, indicate that higher endocrine-disrupting chemical levels are correlated with lower bone mineral density in adolescent males.