Items Tagged ‘bone health’

Calcium is key to bone health

February 6, 2019

Calcium is key to bone health

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Your body needs calcium to make strong, healthy bones — but many children and adults in the United States aren’t getting the calcium they need. Because the body cannot produce this essential mineral, your bones are at risk for osteoporosis when you don’t consume enough calcium from food or supplements. Lack of calcium creates weak, […]

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Tags: blood calcium level, bone health, brittle bones, healthy bones, nutrition, osteoporosis, osteoporosis screening, vitamin D


Ask the Doctors - Is soda bad for your bones?

July 12, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is soda bad for your bones?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I was informed several years ago that carbonated drinks weaken bones, leaching the calcium from them. Is this true? What would be considered an acceptable amount for a teenager or woman past menopause?  Would carbonated spring water be better? Sodas are ubiquitous in our society.  Even schools sell them.  Further, both parents and […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, bone health, carbonation, Dr. Robert Ashley, healthy eating, nutrition, sodas


Ask the Doctors - If I get enough Vitamin D, do I need the supplements?

April 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – If I get enough Vitamin D, do I need the supplements?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Should I take large doses of Vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis? This is an excellent question.  Vitamin D appears to be a wonder vitamin in regard to health.  For whatever ails you, it seems, vitamin D is the cure. Vitamin D is so crucial for healthy bones that deficiencies in children lead to […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, bone health, calcium, cancer, Dr. Robert Ashley, fracture risk, heart attacks, osteoporosis, vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency


Ask the Doctors - I'm past menopause. Should I be worried about osteoporosis?

April 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I’m past menopause. Should I be worried about osteoporosis?

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Dear Doctor: I just turned 65, and even though I’m strong and healthy, my friends say I should be concerned about osteoporosis. What is it, and how do I know if I have it? Dear Reader: Osteoporosis, which literally means “porous bones,” is a progressive disease in which bone mass is lost. As a result, […]

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