More research showing that Strontium prevents spinal fracture

November 19, 2007

Many bone fractures occur in women with osteopenia, a milder form of bone loss than osteoporosis and in osteopenia fracture risk is considered to be only moderate. Strontium as ranelate was studied in 1431 postmenopausal women with osteopenia in the spine. Depending on the site in the spine and the risk of fracture at baseline (the start of the study) Strontium decreased the risk of spinal fracture (vertebral fracture) from 41% to 59%. The study is published in the November 12th, 2007 issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Having a fairly normal waist size with good muscle decreases the risk of dying in older men

Scientists from the UK examined the influence of muscle mass and body fat to mortality in older men who were free of heart failure. 4107 men aged 60 to 79 were followed for an average of 6 years; there were 713 deaths over the study period. Underweight men with a body mass index of less than 18.5 had an exceptionally high mortality rate. Having a good level of muscle mass on the arm was associated significantly with an inverse drop in mortality; the better the muscle the lower the risk of dying. Having a very wide waist or waist to hip ratio was associated with increased mortality. Men who had a smaller waist (below 40 inches) and larger than normal muscle size had the lowest mortality risk. The study is published in the November 2007 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.