What’s the difference between vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 supplements? Two doctors explain.
While scientists have gathered data that links consumption of colas and coffee with loss of bone density, researchers are still looking for the reason why.
While you may be more at risk to develop osteoporosis as you get older, the good news is that you can take steps to avoid it.
Tailbone injuries are uncommon, but can be very painful. Learn whether you can actually break your tailbone and when you should see your doctor for tailbone pain.
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The number of kids with vitamin D deficiency is alarming – and the number is going up. Find out how your child can get enough of this crucial nutrient.
If you don’t get enough calcium from your diet, your body can compensate by borrowing it from your bones. This can make your bones weak and brittle over time. However, a simple blood test can detect this condition, called hyperparathyroidism.
Did you know that your bones are living tissue? Learn about the many surprises your skeleton holds for you.
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, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). About 10 million U.S. adults have osteoporosis, the NOF reports. Another nearly 43 million U.S. adults – half of them men – have low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a disease in … Read More
To keep your bones healthy as you get older, make sure your diet includes foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D. These nutrients are essential to maintain strong bones, but they cannot reverse or treat bone loss.
If you drink milk to keep your bones strong, there’s good logic in it. 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. In fact, too much milk may be bad … Read More