Can delaying sarcopenia have a positive impact on osteoporosis?

While thinning bones (osteoporosis) render the skeleton prone to fractures, its the gradual erosion of lean muscle (sarcopenia) and ensuing frailty which leads to the falls.

Sarcopenia, which will be faced by every man and women, can be delayed through a resistance training program, which through the lifting of weights can reverse the loss of strength associated with aging.

Yet as a beneficial side effect, your bones which provide the rigidity to your muscular structure, have been shown in countless studies to become denser in response to the increased strain being placed upon them.

Therefore, the answer seems to be that by working to counter the impact of sarcopenia one can benefit from the natural increases in bone density associated with the restoration and maintenance of your lean muscle, strength and ability to exercise.

From the XI International Congress on Obesity

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Gathered in Stockholm this week, 2500 health care professionals, researchers, policy makers and media are gathered from across the world to try and get to grips with obesity.

On first impressions there appears to be a shared sense of disbelief at the speed at which obesity has established itself as the greatest threat to public health this century.

As the obesity epidemic unfolds, the reality that the one billion overweight or obese people now equal the one billion undernourished of the third world, provides a stark reality to the seriousness of the situation.

Nevertheless this coming week is going to provide those attending a chance to learn from each other and strategize for the effective handling of this largely preventable crisis.

No Entry for drive-thru’s

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In a move designed to combat obesity and ease traffic jams, city planners in Baldwin Park, California, the birth place of the modern fast food drive-thru, have announced that they are full.

Taking effect this fourth July weekend city planner Salvador Lopez has said “We here in Baldwin Park have taken strides to create a healthy community, and allowing one more drive-through in is not going to meet that goal.”

Perhaps, ironically, In ‘N’ Out Burger which opened the world’s first drive-thru in 1948, has avoided the negative reputation of the fast food industry and built up an iconic following, serving fresh, fast food as demanded by its late founder, Harry Snyder.

Personal Genome Project goes live

Researchers at the Personal Genome Project (PGP) led by the world renowned geneticist George Church at Harvard Medical School are inviting volunteers to share their genome sequence and personal information with the research community and the general public. 

To learn more about this exciting project, check this out… 

 

This project is currently only open to U.S. citizens. Anyone living outside the USA, may register their wish to participate here.