Tag Archive: bone

Sep 19 2017

Are Teens Still Building Bone After Attaining Their Adult Height?

Bone mineral accrual doesn’t keep pace with height growth prior to adolescence, according to a national study. After a teenager reaches adult height, bone mineral accrual tends to play catch-up: Roughly 10 percent of bone mass continues to accumulate after height growth is complete. The study findings also suggest that bone growth is site-specific, with bone mineral density developing at different rates in different parts of the skeleton.

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Jun 18 2015

Study Seeks to Treat Crohn’s Disease’s Effects on Growth, Bone Density

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endicronology & Metabolism shows a drug approved to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis leads to “rapid improvements” in bone density and structure.

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Oct 08 2014

Experts’ Research Leads to Rare Disease Clinical Trial

As rare pediatric diseases go, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is about as rare and debilitating as they come, affecting roughly one in two million people around the world.

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