According to the National Institutes of Health, osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones and makes them more prone to breaks. To determine whether you have osteoporosis, your physician will order a bone mineral density test to take a “snapshot” of your bone health. The test can identify osteoporosis and
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Sodium Consumption Is Up Rather Than Down
A study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific session in March 2017 found that Americans with high blood pressure consumed an average of 2,900 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day in 1999 and 3,350 mg per day in 2012, for an
Of all the classic osteoporosis symptoms of the spine, the possibility of “hunchback” should motivate you to a prevention strategy. No matter your age or bone density, there’s much you can do now…
What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on
Vitamin K, once thought important primarily for blood clotting, may have a much wider array of health benefits. One recent Spanish study reported that people with the highest dietary intake of vitamin K were at significantly lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer and all causes. And if you’re
Q: Does it matter when I eat fruit? Should I eat fresh fruit before lunch and before dinner or after lunch and after dinner?
A: Diane McKay, PhD, associate professor at Tufts’ Friedman School, replies: “It looks like there is a common myth out there about the timing of fruit consumption.
“Your vitamin D levels are in the toilet,” said my primary care physician, a naturopathic doctor who’s not one to mince words. Sure enough, my level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D—abbreviated 25[OH]D)—which is the compound that’s measured in the blood to check vitamin D status—turned out to be low. The lab (LabCorp)
When it comes to disease prevention, many people worry about heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, but rarely do people consider preventing a debilitating disease in their bones. Yet, the health of our bones should be…
This Thanksgiving, while celebrating with family and friends, you can be grateful that the food on your plate is also helping to boost your bone density. That’s right: Healthy Thanksgiving feast favorites contain a combination of significant bone-building nutrients.
When it comes to selecting foods to rebuild healthy bones, be sure