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
Maintaining a healthy diet is important throughout our lives. But as we get older, the onset of medical conditions and lifestyle changes can lead to the need to adjust our eating habits. As we age, health concerns may revolve around our memory, our safety and our ability to take care of ourselves. One easy way we can … Read More
Doctors have long suspected that healthy vitamin D levels may help combat cancer. Now, a new study finds that people with higher levels of vitamin D who are diagnosed with cancer tend to have better survival rates — especially those diagnosed with breast cancer, colon cancer or lymphoma. They also typically remain in remission longer than patients … Read More
Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss. Salt: dash or slash? We all need to cut back on our sodium intake, right? A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting … Read More
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Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss: Pacemakers for Parkinson’s patients More than 7 million people worldwide can’t button a shirt, drink a cup of coffee or get out of a chair because of Parkinson’s disease. But a little-known surgery can help … Read More
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.
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.
A new study suggests that vitamin D levels for patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS) predict the disease’s severity and how quickly it progresses. The findings, recently published online in JAMA Neurology, suggest that patients in the early stages of MS could stave off disease symptoms by increasing their vitamin D intake. … Read More
Researchers analyzing hundreds of studies say vitamin D supplements won’t protect healthy, middle-aged adults from osteoporosis. And even worse, they say the supplements may increase the risk of death from other diseases. But make sure you aren’t deficient in vitamin D before you stop taking the supplement, say Cleveland Clinic bone health experts. “The take-home … Read More
Sadly, the first time many people think about osteoporosis is after their first bone fracture.