Bone Health

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  • Are Frequent Bone Scans Really Necessary?

    Are Frequent Bone Scans Really Necessary?

    The first important fact that you should realize about a bone scan is that it is serious medicine. How serious? If a doctor tells you that you need a bone scan, if the situation allows, seek out at least one additional opinion. Why? Bone scans involve the use of nuclear medicine, and for this reaso...

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  • Bone Loss in Men – Not Just a Woman’s Disease

    Bone Loss in Men – Not Just a Woman’s Disease

    Early bone loss (or osteopenia) can lead to osteoporosis. While women are four times more likely to experience bone loss, men can get it too. In fact, up to two million men in the United States are afflicted with bone loss which thins the bones - making them porous, brittle and prone to fracture. ...

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  • Does Green Tea Improve Bone Density?

    Does Green Tea Improve Bone Density?

    The color green has come to represent many products and services that are seen to be eco-friendly, healthy and natural. When we think of tea, green tea is known to give even more health benefits than ordinary black tea. Green tea has been found to: Lower cholesterol Maintain...

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  • Weak Bones may Run in the Family

    Weak Bones may Run in the Family

    Bone is live tissue that is made up of protein and calcium. Bones undergo a perpetual remodel, which means that bone tissue is continually absorbed into the body and replenished with new bone. If more bone calcium is absorbed than replenished, density is reduced and the bones become weaker with a g...

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  • Soy Extracts May Help Maintain Bone Health

    Soy Extracts May Help Maintain Bone Health

    Soy contains isoflavones that can keep the bones from breaking down. Isoflavones are compounds that are naturally derived from plants. When isoflavones are in the body, they turn into phytoestrogens that have similar properties to natural estrogen. New research has indicated that intake of soy i...

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  • Recent Study Confirms Calcium Supplements As First Line Of Defense Against Osteoporosis

    Recent Study Confirms Calcium Supplements As First Line Of Defense Against Osteoporosis

    Because osteoporosis has received so much attention in recent years, millions of Americans have swarmed to their doctors for information about how to prevent and treat it. While there is no doubt that osteoporosis can have devastating impacts on the quality of life for older people, the current tre...

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  • Mild Exercise May Help Women Reduce Hip Fractures

    Mild Exercise May Help Women Reduce Hip Fractures

    One interesting fact about exercise that many people do not realize to this day is that exercise can actually strengthen bones. Virtually everyone realizes that exercise can produce larger and stronger muscles. Yet, many people are unaware that exercise can also work to improve the strength of our ...

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  • Prescription Bone Strengtheners – More Harm than Good?

    Prescription Bone Strengtheners – More Harm than Good?

    Bisphosphonates are one of the most widely prescribed FDA-approved drugs for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, a common disease in women over the age of menopause. However, various studies on those who have taken these drugs (commonly prescribed as Fosamax, Actonel, Didronel, Boniva and...

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  • Mercury Threat at the Dentist Office

    Mercury Threat at the Dentist Office

    Regular trips to the dentist are considered a healthy routine to commend, but revelations about the toxicity of mercury fillings may, in fact, prove to be quite the opposite. Dental amalgam, which is used to fill tooth cavities, is made up of silver, copper and tin, with about 50% being the most t...

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  • Health Care Dilemma: Some Prescription Medications Can Lower Bone Density

    Health Care Dilemma: Some Prescription Medications Can Lower Bone Density

    As women age, they may find themselves between the proverbial 'rock and a hard place' where their health is concerned. Women over 50 are likely to take prescription medications to treat conditions such as thyroid disorder, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia and depression. Unfortunately, some of...

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  • The Story of Calcium: Benefits and Indications

    The Story of Calcium: Benefits and Indications

    Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. It is essential for the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth, which is where nearly all calcium is found in the body. Calcium also helps the heart, nerves, muscles and other body systems work properly. It is probably best know...

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  • Magnesium Plays Vital Role In Bone Health

    Magnesium Plays Vital Role In Bone Health

    The body cannot manufacture magnesium so it must be obtained through bone health supplements or through the foods we eat. Dietary sources of magnesium include almonds, peanuts, lentils, long-grained brown rice, halibut, soybeans, sunflowers seeds, pumpkin seeds and spinach. Unfortunately mo...

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  • Bone-Building Duo: A Healthy Diet Supported By Nutritional Supplements

    Bone-Building Duo: A Healthy Diet Supported By Nutritional Supplements

    Hippocrates maintained that "food is medicine" and proper nutrition can help prevent and treat a host of physical maladies. That wisdom has withstood the test of time and many people with conditions like osteoporosis understand that a healthy diet can go a long way toward prevention and treatment o...

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  • Heart Failure Linked to Osteoporosis

    Heart Failure Linked to Osteoporosis

    Heart disease is known to be a major killer, but recent studies found a strange correlation between calcification of the arteries leading to heart attacks and strokes and lower bone mineral density indicating osteoporosis. The common connection between these two serious diseases is a deficiency ...

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