The National Bone Health Alliance submitted a response to the BMJ’s recent article “Too Much Medicine: Overdiagnosis of bone fragility in the quest to prevent hip fractures.” While NBHA agrees with the article’s authors that osteoporosis and the resulting fractures are a terrible problem worldwide and responsible for high morbidity, mortality and loss of independence,… Read more »
A Special Report included in the February issue of the Tufts Nutrition Newsletter details the emerging health benefits associated with vitamin K and includes NOF’s position statement cautioning against vitamin K supplementation to prevent osteoporosis and broken bones. Read the full article.
This article from the February issue of the Tufts Nutrition Newsletter details the recent Swedish study linking higher milk consumption with negative health outcomes and points out that the takeaway message on milk is hard to determine at this point. Despite the article’s headline, even the Swedish researchers cautioned against making sweeping dietary changes based… Read more »
This Associated Press article takes a look at the recent questions surrounding the benefits of milk consumption and the milk producers new social media campaign that aims to rebuild confidence in the health benefits of milk. Read the full article.
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 »