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Tag: Osteoporosis

Milk Nutrition Claims Debunked in 30 Year Study

For decades, nothing has been touted as a healthier, more wholesome food than milk. It does a body good, they say. For women especially, milk nutrition benefits include strong bones and the prevention of osteoporosis, a concern for millions of women in the U.S. and billions more worldwide. But according to a new study, milk isn’t the healthy food we think. In fact, it may actually cause the bone loss it’s supposed to prevent, and in this study’s case, it can even lead to early death.

Is Vitamin D from Sunshine Enough?

Researchers have developed a new test to determine the amounts of different forms of Vitamin D the body obtains from diet and sunlight, Vitamin D2 and D3 respectively. This will help doctors and researchers better determine Vitamin D deficiencies in people.

Eating Vegan: Calcium

When folks find out that you don’t eat dairy, they often want to know where you get your calcium. It’s actually just as easy for vegans to get sufficient calcium, if you’re eating a balanced diet. In fact, it might actually be easier for vegans to retain the calcium we need for healthy bones.

Preventing Osteoporosis: Food and Drink to Build Bone Density

Of the factors at work behind the prevalence of osteoporosis, poor nutrition is one of the worst culprits. In addition to consistent weight-bearing exercise and supplements as needed, eating well to build bone density can help prevent osteoporosis. While most bone density is built before age 20, it’s still important to keep consuming key vitamins to prevent your body from leaching nutrients from your bones.