A new study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, suggests that increased consumption of vitamins B-6 and B-12 is associated with a higher risk of hip fracture.
For the study, the researchers analyzed data taken from 75,864 postmenopausal women who took part in the Nurses’ Health Study. The taken data related to health, data, supplements, recreational activities, medications, smoking habits, and BMI.
The analysis showed that the risk of hip fracture was the highest in women with a combined intake of both vitamins, exhibiting an almost 50% higher risk of the condition compared to the women with the low intake of both vitamins.
The authors write in their paper: “Although we acknowledge the limitations of our cohort design, the findings herein add to the body of literature that suggests caution should be used in vitamin supplementation when there is no apparent deficiency.”
A new research, executed by the scientists from the Harvard-affiliated Hebrew Senior Life and the University of Massachusetts, shows that a combination of vitamin D supplements and certain dairies can protect seniors from age-related bone loss.
The study included participants who have been enrolled in the long-term Framingham Study, which began in 1948. The study followed the health and habits of residents of the town of Framingham, Massachusetts, USA.
The lead author Shivani Sahni of the study says that it is significant because it looked at dairy products other than just milk, and it also clarified that the association of dairy foods with bone density is dependent on adequate vitamin D intake.
A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, created a smart fabric that is able to mimic a type of special human tissue called the periosteum. Periosteum is a membrane covering all human bones, with the exception of joints, and has special properties.
With the help of a special 3D imaging system, the team managed to map the tissue’s architecture, scale up the main components, and create prototypes of the smart fabric.
The scientistі hope that in the future this fabric will be used to create protective suits that stiffen on impact, to biological tissues that stiffen on impact or biological tissues able to replace and repair joints.
Joanna Ng, the lead author, says: “Our longer term goal is to weave biological tissues – essentially human body parts – in the lab to replace and repair our failing joints that reflect the biology, architecture and mechanical properties of the periosteum.”
More information about the invention you can find here.