One in three women over age 50 suffers a fracture due to osteoporosis, a condition that causes fragile bones, according to a report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation in October 2013. Although osteoporosis itself causes no symptoms, it raises the risk of a bone fracture, which can be painful
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We tend to think of exercise’s main benefits as keeping our weight down and maintaining good cardiovascular health. But we can add six more reasons why older adults should exercise regularly: 1) better overall health, 2) improved attention and 3) conflict resolution skills, 4) reduced risk of cognitive impairment, 5)
Here’s another reason to make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D: A recent Tufts study suggests that vitamin D deficiency may be associated with greater risk of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Compared to those with adequate blood levels of vitamin D, participants low in the “sunshine vitamin” were twice
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
Probiotic researchers have been suggesting for years that these healthy bacteria could be used as an effective natural treatment for osteoporosis, and new research is finding that probiotics can, indeed, help build stronger bones.
A new breakthrough study shows low doses of the vitamin K supplement MK-7 for three years helps decrease bone loss and may be the key to preventing osteoporosis naturally in postmenopausal women.
Osteoporosis is not something you should ignore. Unfortunately, many people wait until they are in their 50’s to even consider their risk factors. But in order to have the best chance of preventing osteoporosis symptoms…