Dairy products are an important part of the diet because in addition to providing carbohydrate, protein, and sometimes fat, they provide a wealth of vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin D.
Kids are busy at work and play — and sometimes, they don’t want to stop to get a drink. Parents often need to make sure their children drink enough fluids. Here are the best and worst beverages for your child’s health.
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.
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
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Love yogurt? Whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight, you’ve got more options than ever. Here, we compare Greek-style and regular dairy and non-dairy varieties. Discover where you’ll find most nutrients, which varieties are vegan-friendly and which contain probiotics: A final note: Whatever your choice, avoid the empty calories in “fruit-on-the-bottom” varieties. Buy plain yogurt and … Read More
If milk does a body good, what does tons of milk do? It’s a case where more isn’t necessarily better.
If you are a heart patient or at risk for heart disease, cardiology experts suggest eating a high-calcium diet rather than taking calcium supplements for bone health, unless your doctor advises otherwise. Bone density declines as you age. The risk of bone fractures is particularly high in post-menopausal women. Calcium supplements can help, but the … Read More
If you aren’t sure if you’re at risk for vitamin D deficiency, Cleveland Clinic physicians recommend asking your healthcare provider to check your vitamin D level.
Sadly, the first time many people think about osteoporosis is after their first bone fracture.
If you know you should be taking calcium for healthy bones, but you’re not sure what type or how much to take, you’re not alone. All too often, people misread a supplement label and don’t get the amount — or type — they need, says Chad Deal, MD, who treats osteoporosis at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. … Read More