For Strong Bones, Start Young

For Strong Bones, Start Young

Brittle bones and stooped posture may seem like an inevitable part of aging, but they are not. In fact, what…

A new take on yogurt

A new take on yogurt

Yogurt has gone from a natural foods niche to a staple in the refrigerators of most Americans. A few years…

10 Tips to Fight Osteoporosis

10 Tips to Fight Osteoporosis

Environmental Nutrition Because 70 percent of our bone destiny is due to heredity, you’re at greater risk for osteoporosis if…

Calcium is crucial for long-term bone health

Calcium is crucial for long-term bone health

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Should all postmenopausal women take calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis, or are there other…

How much calcium do women really need?

How much calcium do women really need?

By Kristen Rapoza, Harvard Health Letters Like many women, you may have memorized the minimum daily calcium requirement — 1,000…

Environmental Nutrition: Calcium controversy

Environmental Nutrition: Calcium controversy

By Judy Thalheimer, R.D., L.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Americans are encouraged to get more calcium to build and maintain strong…

Thumbs up for vitamin D supplements, but dietary calcium is best

Thumbs up for vitamin D supplements, but dietary calcium is best

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I consider myself a healthy 70-year-old man. I…

Carbonated beverages not a health hazard, but don’t overdo caffeine

Carbonated beverages not a health hazard, but don’t overdo caffeine

By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: Do all carbonated beverages rob the bones of calcium? How about club soda or sparkling…