3 Vital Ingredients for Keeping Your Bones Healthy

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

Can Drinking Too Much Milk Make Your Bones More Brittle?

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

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Sodas, Tea and Coffee: Which Can Lower Your Bone Density?

Colas and coffee appear to have some effect on women’s bone density and could lead to osteoporosis. But tea — even the kind with caffeine — and other sodas do not. And men are not affected at all. Confused? You’re not alone. While scientists have gathered data that links consumption of colas and coffee with loss of … Read More

Stay Healthy as a Senior Athlete

Aging affects multiple organ systems, from the heart and lungs to your bones and metabolism. Of all the changes, musculoskeletal issues have the most impact on the aging senior’s sport. These changes include: An overall decrease in muscle and bone mass Stiffening of muscles Weakening of tendons and cartilage The good news is that staying … Read More

Vitamin D: Great for Bones But Not Pain Relief

Vitamin D may not be the answer for arthritis pain relief in our knees, but it’s still a vitamin vital for good bone health. A new study from Tufts Medical Center found vitamin D supplements did not reduce knee pain or cartilage volume loss among knee osteoarthritis sufferers. Yet even if Vitamin D isn’t effective … Read More

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Why Women Need to Mind Their Bones

The percentage of Americans with osteoporosis who are women is a whopping 80 percent — totaling more than 35 million people. What’s the message for women? Mind your bones! While bone density – the amount of tissue contained in bone – diminishes as we age, exercise is one way to help offset the effects. Exercise tips … Read More

Vitamin D: Good for Bones and More

Vitamin D is known for fortifying bones but may have many other health benefits, too. “The literature of the past decade goes way beyond bone health,” says Tanya Edwards, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine. “The populations that have the highest vitamin D levels have a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, strokes … Read More