In a first-of-its-kind study, Mount Sinai researchers have found a possible link between a poor diet and back injuries, especially in women. The study suggests that following a specific type of diet that excludes fast foods and highly processed foods could decrease vertebral fractures and prevent bone loss as people age.
Scientists from the Leni & Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai examined the effect of a diet high in advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) on the spine, something that has never been done before. AGEs are compounds commonly found in the so-called “Western diet” (heat-processed, pasteurized, dried, smoked, or fried foods), and they have been linked to weight gain and diabetes. The research findings are set to be published in the February issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and have been posted online… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of James C. Iatridis, Ph.D., Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and of Neurosurgery Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Orthopaedics Director of Spine Research, Mount Sinai Health System, Leni & Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Iatridis was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions to understanding the pathophysiology of injury to and new strategies for the repair of the intervertebral disc.