In this month’s issue of Focus on Healthy Aging, we’re looking at the Department of Agriculture’s latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines are updated every five years to reflect advancements in scientific understanding about healthy eating choices. They also are a useful outline for how much you should be
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It’s a question that should concern all women: “What is osteoporosis?” Yet it also should concern men, who may not be aware they also could be at risk for the disease.
What Is Osteoporosis? It Starts With an Imbalance
You may not realize that your bones—like all your body tissues—are metabolically active,
Because 70 percent of our bone destiny is due to heredity, you’re at greater risk for osteoporosis if you have a family history of the disease—but that doesn’t mean you can’t help shape the health of your bones.
We actively build bone until our mid-20s, then we start to slowly lose
The best gastritis diet treats the underlying root cause of your gastritis symptoms. So, rather than pop a purple pill to mask gastritis, follow this diet to heal your gut naturally.
Have you recently undergone a bone density test or are you planning to schedule a test soon? If so, it’s important you understand what your bone density scores mean. Use our bone density chart to interpret your test results.
For women 50 and older, the chances of experiencing a bone fracture are astonishingly high. When should you be tested for bone density?
Whether you’re one of the estimated 50 million Americans who are lactose intolerant and avoid dairy products due to unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms, or you simply avoid dairy as a dietary preference, it’s still important to meet your calcium recommendations. Calcium is an important nutrient for maintaining healthy bones, as well
If you are a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk for osteoporosis—having weak, brittle bones that are more susceptible to fracture. The good news is, doing simple exercises can improve your bone strength and reduce your fracture risk.
“The effect of exercise on bone health results from the strain on bone
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What does “osteoporosis -2.5” mean? To answer that question, we start with bone density scans, sometimes referred to as bone densitometry or dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA, also written as DXA). Such scans have become an increasingly popular testing modality as more than 10 million adults in the United States alone