The Folklore. Rhubarb pairs so perfectly with strawberries and other sweet fruits in tarts, jams, cobblers, and pies that it’s known as the “pie plant” and is often mistaken as a fruit. However, this ancient vegetable traces back to 2700 BC China, where it was used medicinally as a laxative
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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
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)
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
If your exercise regimen needs some new life, consider an activity that helps improve strength, flexibility, and balance while also relieving stress. Yoga is an option for most people, because a routine can be specifically matched to your age, fitness level, and overall health.
And if you’re not especially active now,
Getting a good night’s sleep does more than leave you feeling refreshed in the morning. Quality sleep, and enough of it, is vital for the health of your brain, heart, metabolism, and most aspects of your physical and mental well-being. “Sleep is critical,” says Ana Krieger, MD, medical director of
Researchers who analyzed medical records of more than 50,000 women discovered that nearly half of women who were age 65 and older had not had a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan, a test that measures bone mineral density and reveals whether osteoporosis is present.
Among women 65 and older, about 58
Women are three times more likely than men to have osteoporosis—weak, fragile bones that contribute to a higher risk of fractures. Women need to make sure their diets contain enough bone-building foods, since diet is the primary source of the building materials for bones. And, it’s also important to make
You can supplement with calcium and vitamin D all you want; but if you aren’t getting enough vitamin K, your bone building efforts may be in vain.