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Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil boosts bone health, study

6/22/2015 - Bone health is not something that most people think about until it becomes an issue, which usually happens later in life. While men and women can both suffer from weakening of the bones, it is a particular issue for women, especially after they hit menopause. This is because of the drop in estrogen...

Vitamin D and osteoporosis: How this 'miracle' vitamin can restore optimum bone health in men and women

6/4/2014 - More than 50 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, literally "porous bones," a condition that occurs when your body doesn't replace bone cells that are lost naturally over time. (1) Lose too much bone, and your bone density drops, making you much more prone to fractures, especially as you age....

Magnesium is crucial for bone health, says Dr. Carolyn Dean

9/11/2013 - For years, the medical establishment has recommended that aging folks supplement with calcium to maintain strong bones and avoid developing osteoporosis. And more recently, science has revealed vitamin D as a necessary nutrient co-factor in the proper absorption of calcium. But millions of people are...

Coral reef bacteria found to protect bone health, fight cancer

3/7/2011 - Scientists from the University of Florida (UF) have identified a substance in the bacterium of some varieties of coral reef that helps heal injured and deteriorating bones, as well as prevent bone loss and degradation. Published in the journal ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, the findings reveal that...

Strontium Reduces Risk of Vertebral Fractures

11/28/2007 - Research spanning a century has shown that strontium, a naturally occurring trace mineral, is an important component of healthy bone tissue. Researchers from around the world have found that, in pharmaceutical doses, it dramatically increases bone density and reduces risk for fractures in women with...

Strontium: An Alternative Treatment For Osteoporosis

11/14/2007 - Research spanning a century has shown that strontium, a naturally occurring trace mineral, is an important component of healthy bone tissue. Researchers from around the world have found that, in pharmaceutical doses, it dramatically increases bone density and reduces risk for fractures in women with...

Most Americans Unaware of Dietary Links to Bone Health, Survey Reveals

8/20/2007 - The majority of people in the United States are poorly informed about the prevalence of osteoporosis, according to a study conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for nutritional supplement manufacturer GTC Nutrition. Opinion Research Corporation questioned 1,031 people by telephone. Eighty-six...

Magnesium boosts bone health in teenage girls

2/19/2007 - Girls who take magnesium supplements as adolescents may be giving themselves stronger bones for the future. Researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine took a selection of Caucasian girls aged eight to 14 and gave them either a daily 300 mg supplement of magnesium oxide taken in two doses...

Vitamin K deficiency found to promote osteoporosis in women

9/25/2006 - While a deficiency of vitamin K -- a vitamin essential for bone health -- is considered rare by conventional medicine, a recent study by University of Michigan School of Nursing researchers has found that many women in early post-menopause may not have enough of the vitamin in their bodies. While...

New research clarifies roles of calcium, vitamin D, and protein in bone health, fracture risk (press release)

7/20/2006 - New research shows calcium in food might do more to protect bones than supplemental calcium in pill form, according to results presented at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto, Canada. Bones lose calcium as they age, making them vulnerable to osteoporosis and fractures. ...

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