Insufficient sleep damages bone health, study says
Findings link insufficient amount of sleep to the onset of osteoporosis and a lessened ability to repair slight bone damage.
Individuals who wish to avoid having to eventually buy Fosamax or buy Evista from Canadian and international pharmacies to treat weak bones due to osteoporosis should be advised to always get enough rest, according to new findings from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
This information was gathered by observing sleep-deprived rats, and published in the most recent edition of Experimental Biology and Medicine.
"While we know that chronic sleep loss can affect our health, little specific information has been available on how it may impact bone formation or loss. If [the results are] true in humans, and I expect that [they] may be, this work will have great impact on our understanding of the impact of sleep deprivation on osteoporosis and inability to repair bone damage as we age," said Steven R. Goodman, editor-in-chief of the journal.
Lead study author professor Carol Everson noted that her findings link insufficient amount of sleep to the onset of osteoporosis and a lessened ability to repair slight bone damage caused by normal everyday activity.
Type 1 diabetes in men is also a risk factor for osteoporosis
Meanwhile, a recent Australian study, appearing in Acta Diabetology, notes that men afflicted with type 1 diabetes had a reduced bone density not unlike elderly women who had contracted type 2 diabetes, for which they could buy Actos if they so chose.
Researchers from the University of Western Australia recommend that men with type 1 diabetes spend time doing weight-resistance exercises to lessen the chance they'll ever break a bone.
This information was put together over the course of five years, and followed the progress of 17 individuals with type 1 diabetes along with almost 30 people with type 2 diabetes. For reasons the researchers were not able to determine, the bone density of men with the first type of insulin deficiency eroded with the same speed as in post-menopausal women with type 2 of the condition.
"We have found this trend in our group, but it is not clear whether this is a wider issue or something particular to our small group," said lead author Emma Hamilton, affiliated with the university's School of Medicine and Pharmacology at Fremantle Hospital.
Despite the similar density loss, Hamilton stated that type 2 diabetics are at a greater risk of fracture, possibly due to damage to their eyesight caused by diabetes.