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An orthopedics study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in November 2011 shows that an exercise program that involves whole body vibration has been unable to prevent bone loss and promote greater bone density, as had been hoped. The study was conducted on postmenopausal women for one year by orthopedics researchers from the University … Read more

A study published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis & Rheumatism, indicates that African Americans are more likely to experience osteoarthritis in the knees than Caucasians. The article was titled, “Differences in Multi-Joint Radiographic Osteoarthritis Phenotypes Among African Americans and Caucasians: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.” The study also determined that African … Read more

A rheumatology study was conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The researchers found that an obesity hormone called adiponectin is linked to the risk of developing osteoporosis. Adiponectin has already been linked to cardiovascular disease. The study in Sweden also found that elevated levels of the hormone make someone with … Read more