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3 Vital Ingredients to Keeping Your Bones Healthy

Tags: bone density, bone health, broken bone, calcium, exercise, health screenings, osteoporosis, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency, vitamins and supplements

Although osteoporosis overwhelmingly affects women, it's not just a female problem. Osteoporosis affects more than half of U.S. adults, about a quarter of whom are men.


Which Yogurt Is Right for You? (Infographic)

Which Yogurt Is Right for You? (Infographic)

Tags: breakfast, calcium, dairy, infographic, probiotics, protein, soy, yogurt

See how popular dairy and non-dairy yogurts compare. Get tips from a dietitian along with ideas for incorporating yogurt into your diet.


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Can Drinking Too Much Milk Make Your Bones More Brittle?

Tags: bone health, calcium, dairy, milk, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency, vitamin deficiency

Milk and dairy products are concentrated calcium sources, and we know calcium fortifies bones and prevents osteoporosis. However, a recent study suggests that while some milk may be good, more is not better.


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Best Beverages for Your Kids to Drink in Hot Weather

Tags: calcium, dehydration, diet, drinks, summer safety, vitamin D

Whether your child is dripping with sweat from playing tag in the hot sun or from playing basketball in the gym, it's critical for moms and dads to make sure their youngsters drink enough fluids in the summertime.


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Recipe: Tofu Italian ‘Meatballs’

Tags: calcium, healthy diet, Recipes, vegetarian

For a twist on the traditional, try this recipe the next time you crave Italian. You’ll eat fewer calories, less fat and less cholesterol. And as a bonus, the tofu is a good source of calcium.


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Are You Taking Too Much Calcium, A or D?

Tags: calcium, healthy diet, vitamin a, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency, vitamins and supplements

We take vitamins and minerals for our health, but taking doses that are too high may have the opposite effect! It's especially important to stay within recommended doses for calcium, and vitamins A and D.


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Best for Your Heart: Calcium From Food

Tags: calcium, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, osteoporosis

Doctors balance risk versus reward in prescribing calcium supplements: Calcium supplements can help brittle bones, but possible links with heart disease raise red flags. A calcium-rich diet is a safe option for CAD patients.


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Study Finds Smarter Predictions for Heart Attack Risk

Tags: arteries, blood clots, calcium, computed tomography (CT) scans, heart attack, stroke

When plaque calcifies inside the coronary arteries, it puts you at higher risk for heart attack or stroke. A new study finds that knowing just how dense these plaques are may help doctors better predict who is at greater risk.


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Do You Really Need to Take Vitamin D Supplements?

Tags: breastfeeding, calcium, geriatric, geriatric health, kidney disease, osteoporosis, parathyroid disorders, pregnancy, steroids, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

What should you make of recent research showing no benefit to taking vitamin D supplements to prevent osteoporosis? Our bone health experts advise you to check with your doctor before you stop.


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5 Osteoporosis Assumptions: Myth or Fact?

Tags: bone density, Bone loss, calcium, exercise, myths, osteoporosis, vitamin D

Sadly, the first time many people think about osteoporosis is after their first bone fracture. The more you know about this disease of weakened bones, the better you can prevent it.