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Women: Calcium, Vit D Supplements Good for Bones - If You Take Them!! - Article

Consumer confusion over vitamin D and calcium seems likely to grow, following claims from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial about their effect on bone health that oppose other studies. The combination of vitamin D and calcium has long been recommended to reduce the risk of bone fracture for older people, particularly those at risk of or suffering from osteoporosis, which is estimated ...

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Teens - Calcium Good for Teen Growth and Bone Building - Article

Osteoporosis is a major contributor to health problems in older people. The severely low bone density that characterizes osteoporosis increases the risk of fractures, which can lead to immobility and complicated recovery that can even result in death. Osteoporosis prevention has a two-pronged approach: maximizing the bone density at the time in life when it reaches its peak (about 25 years old) and ... Read more...

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Seniors - Vit D plus Calcium = Fewer Falls in Senior Women; - Article

Participants were randomly assigned to receive 700 IU per day of vitamin D3 plus 500 mg per day of calcium (as calcium citrate malate) or placebo for three years. Of the 445 volunteers who began the study, 389 attended the three-year follow-up visit, and 318 were still taking the supplements. Originally designed to examine the effect of the vitamin-mineral combination on bone mineral density, the study ...

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Kids - Encourage Children to Get More Calcium. - Article

Calcium is a mineral nutrient that is used by the body primarily to produce and repair bone. As is the case with other minerals, such as zinc, magnesium, and selenium, many children and adolescents do not get the recommended amount of calcium from their diets. Childhood and adolescence may be critical times for getting calcium; about 40% of lifetime bone mass is produced during a growth spurt that ...

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Stroke Survivors: Get Hip Protection. - Article

People who have suffered a stroke are at high risk of sustaining a hip fracture in the years after their stroke; however, supplementing with folic acid and vitamin B12 can greatly reduce the chances that stroke victims will break a hip, reports the Journal of the American Medical Association (2005;293:1082-8).

Stroke victims have a high frequency of hip fractures for a number of reasons. Because they are often weak or paralyzed .
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Osteoarthritis - Ginger Extract Effective against Knee Osteoarthritis - Article

Adults suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knees may experience less pain and swelling and increased mobility in the knees by taking an extract of ginger, according to a study recently published in OsteoArthritis and Cartilage (2003;11:783-9).

OA (also known as degenerative joint disease or DJD) occurs primarily in adults of middle age or older and is caused when the protective cartilage layer in the ...

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Magnesium Shown to Help Prevent Osteoporosis.- Article

Increasing magnesium intake may help prevent the bone loss that leads to osteoporosis, reports a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2005;53:1875-80).


More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) and tens of millions more have a milder form of bone loss (osteopenia). At least 1.2 million fractures occur each year as a direct result of osteoporosis, ...

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Why Omega 3 Is A Must For All Adults: by Bruce Brightman - LifeSource Vitamins - Article

Cancer is less common in communities that eat large amounts of fish, and the reason is thought to be the presence in fish of the long chain omega-3 polyunsaturates. Japanese women, for example, eat a lot of fish, and have a very low rate of breast, (and other) cancer. Men who eat fish frequently have a lower risk of prostate cancer. Stomach and intestinal cancers also appear to be less common in fish eaters.

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