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Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

What is osteoporosis? Think of it this way: Healthy bones are in a state of continuous breakdown and rebuilding. This process, called remodeling, is performed by specialized cells called osteoclasts, which resorb (break down) old bone, and osteoblasts, which form new bone.
In young adults, remodeling happens in a balanced fashion

9. Hydration and Healthy Beverages

Meeting Your Water Needs
You’ve no doubt heard that everyone should drink eight glasses of water a day, but that’s mostly a myth. What is true is that there’s far more to hydration than counting glasses of water: In addition to water, other beverages, and even foods, can help you meet

Studies Challenge Bone Benefits of Extra Calcium

Older adults who’ve been loading up on calcium—either in their diets or in supplement form—to protect their bones recently got a shock on the nightly news: Extra calcium, according to two new headline-making reviews published in BMJ, was not associated with meaningful benefits for improving bone density or reducing fracture

No Weight-Loss Protection From Vitamin D

While losing weight can protect you against chronic diseases, it does come with a downside—especially for postmenopausal women: Studies have shown that obese older women who lose weight also lose lean muscle mass and bone mineral density (BMD), particularly if they are inactive, potentially putting them at greater risk of

Feeding Your Bones Means More Than Calcium

When you think about bone nutrition, you probably think of calcium first. And rightly so: A solid body of research suggests that you should meet your daily calcium needs (1,000-1,200 milligrams) for optimal bone health. With 54 million Americans suffering from osteoporosis, it’s important to do all you can to

Guidelines for Osteoporosis Medications Call for a ‘Drug Holiday’

Bisphosphonate drugs are medications designed to treat osteoporosis by increasing bone density. The first bisphosphonate was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1995. However, ongoing safety reviews have revealed concerns about effects from long-term bisphosphonate use, which have been linked with a small (less than one percent)

Get Enough Bone-Building Calcium from Your Diet

It’s no secret that calcium is an essential ingredient for healthy bones, and getting an adequate amount can help prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures. For decades, many women have taken calcium supplements rather than monitor the calcium they get from their diets. However, concerns have arisen about the potential dangers

Ask the Doctors: Does Milk Prevent Osteoporosis?

Q: Is drinking milk the best way to prevent osteoporosis?
A: Previous research has shown that calcium in milk can help strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis. As a result, U.S. health officials recommend milk as part of a healthy diet. But, more current studies are calling milk’s bone health benefits into

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