The December issue of Consumer Reports on Health announces “Good News about Osteoporosis Meds.” A recent review of 294 studies completed since 2005 concluded that certain drugs to treat low bone density can reduce the risk of a spinal fracture by 40 to 60 percent in high risk women, and other fractures can be reduced… Read more »
The release of an observational research study conducted by the Department of Surgical Sciences at Uppsala University in Sweden, and published recently in The BMJ, has raised fears that drinking three glasses of milk a day doesn’t lower your chances of suffering a broken bone and may even increase risk of an early death. The… Read more »
An original article published by the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that calcium supplementation with vitamin D does not appear to increase the risk of coronary heart disease or all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women. Read the full article.
Study Ties Effect to Raising Vitamin D Levels A new study from the Women’s Health Initiative published online this week in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society, found that calcium and vitamin D supplements taken after menopause can improve women’s cholesterol profiles. The study found that much of that effect is tied… Read more »