Tag: calcium for bone

Q&A: Calcium and Magnesium; Mold on Fruit; Roasting Nuts

Q. I have recently read that calcium supplements can be dangerous when not taken with magnesium. Also, that the ratio of calcium to magnesium should be 2:1 or lower. Will you please have your experts answer whether this information is correct? I should be increasing my calcium for bone health

Ask the Doctors: Why Vitamin D Is Important

Q. I know vitamin D is important for my bone and joint health. But, how much vitamin D do I really need each day?
A. Vitamin D—also known as the “sunshine vitamin”—has been shown to be just as important as calcium for bone health. And now research has shown that vitamin

When Science Seems Fickle

Every so often in Focus on Healthy Aging, we highlight studies that cast doubt on established medical advice. In this month’s issue, it’s our page 4 article featuring two studies that question the benefits of calcium for bone density.

While it may seem that medical science is fickle, looking at the

Why is Sugar Bad for You?

You already know that eating lots of refined sugar can cause weight gain. But, did you know that sugar consumption also impacts the health of your bones? The answer to the question, “Why is Sugar Bad for You?” may surprise you!

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