Yoga – Good or Bad for Osteoporosis?

Namaste Readers! Yoga has become so popular in our culture that it seems to pop up on the Internet, in alternative medicine and even amongst scientists and doctors. It is typically recognized as an exercise that makes our body more flexible and stronger! There are many types of yoga that target different parts of our … Continue reading Yoga – Good or Bad for Osteoporosis?

What is Trabecular Bone Score (TBS)?

Trabecular Bone Score or TBS provides information about the quality of bone structure in the spine bone. This information complements bone mineral density measurement, and can be helpful to clinicians in determining fracture risk and discussing lifestyle management or treatment options with patients. It is conveniently measured during a standard bone density test. We are … Continue reading What is Trabecular Bone Score (TBS)?

Our Research – Does vitamin E help bone health?

Aging causes an increase in oxidative stress and inflammation in our bodies. Along with declining estrogen levels, these changes may lead to bone loss in postmenopausal women. The effects of estrogen on bone have been investigated in great detail, but not much is known about the effects of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances on bone. Since … Continue reading Our Research – Does vitamin E help bone health?

Dr. Angela Cheung has been awarded the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

Congratulations to our director Dr. Angela M. Cheung for being awarded the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal and Postmenopausal Health! The Canada Research Chair program attracts and retains the world’s most accomplished and promising scientists. The focus of Dr. Cheung's work is to improve the quality of life, health and healthcare of people … Continue reading Dr. Angela Cheung has been awarded the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

Resources for healthy eating

There are many resources on the internet these days, but not all of them provide reliable, evidence-based information.  Check out some of the Reliable Resources that our Osteoporosis Program staff at the University Health Network and Mt Sinai Hospital use to help educate patients and blog readers.  Today's Reliable Resources are for healthy eating. Click … Continue reading Resources for healthy eating

Osteoporosis exercises

New Year, new beginnings and resolutions… Are you looking to move and exercise more this year to help prevent osteoporotic fractures? We applaud you! Physical activity is important for people with osteoporosis or low bone mass. It can help improve strength and balance, and prevent falls and injuries that lead to osteoporotic fractures. Are you … Continue reading Osteoporosis exercises