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bone density

n.
A measurement corresponding to the mineral density of bone, used to diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis. Also called bone mineral density.
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Researchers looked at six repeated bone scans from 6389 children in Bristol's Children of the 90s study between the ages of 10 and 25 to assess if the timing of puberty had any influence on bone density throughout adolescence and into early adulthood.
Only 5.1 percent had bone density testing within one year of their stroke.
"A DXA scan provides the aerial bone density of specific areas that are the most common sites of fracture, such as the first four lumbar vertebrae, the femurs (bones that run from your knees to your hips), and the non-dominant forearm," says Dr.
claims the supplement slows bone loss and increases bone density, and is easily digestible.
(1) Less physical activity and low vitamin D predicted lower bone density in women and men.
IANS | Beijing Habitual tea drinking can lead to higher bone density, particularly for women, and lower the risk of bone fractures, according to a prospective study of 450,000 adults by Chinese researchers.
Higher levels of inflammation in older age has been linked to lower bone density, according to a new study carried out at the University of Southampton.
For the study, researchers measured bone density using three-dimensional computed tomography (CT) called quantitative CT and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, also called DXA.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their mothers, daughters, sisters and friends to one of three convenient locations to receive mammograms, bone density screenings and free expert bra fittings.
Last year my doctor recommended a bone density scan because of lower back pain I had, especially after running.
Since 1989, the (http://www.uef.fi/en/crc/ostpre) OSTPRE Study has been probing into different factors that could cause bone fractures or affect bone density. The current particular study includes 2,167 women.
Dr Harold Vanderschmidt at Burjeel Hospital for Advance Surgery in Dubai says that a fracture occurs "when the bone is so fragile that it breaks easily." Vanderschmidt recommends that UAE residents take a "bone density test" to rule out any health risks.