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09 Apr Are Today’s Adolescents at Risk for Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a preventable, potentially debilitating disease characterized by low bone density and increased bone fragility that affects millions of people. Dietary intake of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D is critical during this life stage for optimal bone growth; unfortunately, the majority of adolescents in...

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07 Apr How Much Calcium Do I Need?

What's the Best Way to Get Calcium? Getting enough calcium supports strong bones, helps keep blood pressure in check, promotes a healthy body weight, may reduce the risk of colon cancer and unhealthy cholesterol levels, and protects pregnant women against preeclampsia—a potentially life-threatening complication of pregnancy....

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07 Apr Prevent Bone Loss with Vitamin K

Throughout life, bone is constantly changing, breaking down and being replaced. Bone building slows with age, tipping the balance in favor of bone breakdown and resulting in bone loss that can progress to osteoporosis. A new study found that taking vitamin K–fortified dairy foods prevented...

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07 Apr Omega-3s Build Strong Bones

A type of omega-3 fatty acid, found primarily in cold-water fish, helps to build strong bones, reports the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Most people associate osteoporosis with women, but the disease can also occur in men. Osteoporosis causes the bones to become weak and brittle,...

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