Clinical trials and research

Some people choose to participate in a clinical trial. This is also called a research study or clinical research. Clinical trials play an important role in learning more about different diseases and treatments as well as health and nutrition. It is important to know your rights as a volunteer before participating in a clinical trial. Helpful Web sites about clinical trials include:,,, and


New ideas in bone building

  • By Sabre3 · New reply April 20, 2014
  • 43 replies
  • Two animal studies, one from Malaya and one from Brazil, have indicated that tocotrienols (a branch of vitamin E) assist in preventing and reversing bone loss. This family of E (the alpha, beta gamma ...

Blood Pressure Meds can Increase Falls

  • By Sailgranny · New reply April 16, 2014
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  • Just saw this in the NY Times: 04/16/blood-pressure-drugs-may-raise-fal l-risk/?smid=tw-nytimeshealth&seid=auto It said many over 60 are on blood pressure meds ...

Harvard Study: Institutional Corruption and the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • By al44 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 39 replies
  • I came across this special October 2013 issue of the Harvard Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics: 25_edmond-j-safra-center-for-ethics-fell ows-jlme.html There's ...

Results from World Conference on OP, OA in Spain

  • By Sailgranny · Posted April 5, 2014
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  • There is an ongoing conference in Spain on osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Here are some of the studies just released: The first looked at calcium supplementation and increased heart problems. the answer ...

New Vitamin D Swedish Study

  • By Sailgranny · Posted April 4, 2014
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  • Here is a new study that I read today. 014-04/iof-srs033114.php It shows that elderly women who were low on vitamin D had more fractures after 10 years ...

Hair Loss

  • By Marcimco · New reply March 27, 2014
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  • I received Reclast in Dec. this is my 2nd one. I'm only 61 yrs old and now have severe hair loss. I'm devasted. Sprouts are growing back, but I got steroid injections. I have no thyroid and take synth ...

Build Muscle>Live longer

  • By Sailgranny · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I just read this study about muscle mass being a better indication of good health compared to BMI. The authors of the study say:" the greater your muscle mass, the lower your risk of death": ...

stem cells

  • By rustywhite · New reply March 13, 2014
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  • Re: mesenchymal stem cells Does anyone have an opinion on this article from Alpha Stem Cell Clinic relating to osteogenisis? Thanks, Rusty ...

DOD's Fracture Putty may heal bones in days

  • By Tom-WI · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I heard about this research in Georgia on a news program on TV. e/2012/02/department-of-defenses-fractur e-putty-could-heal-bones-in-days/253202/ I hope this may ...

Drug trial side effect numbers - How do they work?

  • By Ocelotsden · New reply February 19, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • We know that not all side effects get reported, but it's also true that some reported side effects are not necessarily drug induced. Now, before I go any further, I want to be clear that I am in no way ...

The Brain: The New Frontier

  • By al44 · New reply February 17, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I have recently become aware of rapid advances in knowledge of how the brain works. The most recent issue of National Geographic Magazine features an article about the exciting developments. The National ...

Oxytocin and bone health?

  • By alisemi · New reply February 11, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I was looking into a research topic for my job that has nothing to do with OP, and I stumbled across a few articles suggesting that the hormone oxytocin (jokingly called the love or trust hormone) has ...

Vitamin-D Supplementation "Ill-Advised"

  • By faylou · New reply February 8, 2014
  • 37 replies
  • yet another bad...... my response "in essence this research shows that increasing minimum wage by one dollar has no benefit in those peoples economic status so it is discouraged, what a bunch of baloney ...

new research on possibility of gut-related treatment for osteoporosis

  • By PixelPixie · New reply February 6, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • "Scientists are learning that the serotonin made by the enteric nervous system (gastro-intestinal) might also play a role in more surprising diseases: In a new Nature Medicine study published online February ...

New Experimental OP Drug: Romosozumab

  • By kso808 · New reply January 27, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Just came across a new article on WebMD yesterday about the new experimental drug above. It's supposed to be more effective than Forteo with less side effects. It actually builds bone. It'll probably ...

New ideas in bone building

  • By Sabre3 · Posted January 27, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Two animal studies, one from Malaya and one from Brazil, have indicated that tocotrienols (a branch of vitamin E) assist in preventing and reversing bone loss. This family of E (the alpha, beta gamma ...


  • By Sylvieann · New reply January 12, 2014
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  • Morning. Sorry if I have missed a discussion on this but in case not ... A friend referred me to the subject of this new drug. Obviously a long way off market yet. This is what Wikipedia says : In a Phase ...

Spinal fusion and reclast

  • By Bob_e · New reply December 30, 2013
  • 23 replies
  • Has anyone who already has luque rod spinal fusion ever had reclast ...

New from science daily. Comparing drugs

  • By shiner2 · New reply December 7, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • This was just posted on science daily .com....interesting info Osteoporosis Drugs Compared for Side Effects, Efficacy Dec. 2, 2013 — A study comparing the efficacy and tolerability of two popular osteoporosis ...

Zoledronic findings

  • By shiner2 · New reply December 4, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Saw this on science Risk of Osteoporosis Drug's Side Effects Not Significant Oct. 30, 2013 — The risks of developing kidney failure and a calcium deficiency from the popular osteoporosis drug ...

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