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  1. Vitamin D Helps Elderly Avoid Fractures

    Feb. 27, 2003 -- Preventing broken bones as you age could be as easy as popping a vitamin D pill just three times a year. It's especially important to prevent bone thinning and fractures in the elderly. In fact, breaking the hip can even cause death in many elderly people -- due to an increase in pn

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  2. Half of Americans Break a Bone by Age 65

    Feb. 5, 2003 -- Every 14 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs an orthopaedic surgeon. Half of all Americans will break a bone by the time they're 65. The findings come from a report at this week's annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Mark R. Brinker, MD, of Houston's Texas O

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  3. Long-Distance Runners Risk Bone Loss

    Jan. 27, 2003 -- They seem to be at the peak of health. But young female long-distance runners risk bone loss, a British study confirms. Running is good for you. It reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. It once was thought to increase bone density -- but that's not necessarily so

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  4. Vitamin A: Bone Poison?

    Jan. 22, 2003 -- Getting too much of a good thing may be partially responsible for the rise of osteoporosis and brittle bones among older people in the U.S. and other developed countries. A new study shows excessive intake of vitamin A can increase a person's risk of bone fracture by as much as seve

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  5. Light Exercise Won't Make Bones Strong

    Nov. 1, 2002 -- "Just move it" is good advice for your heart. But building strong bones takes something more. A study of healthy older people shows that being fit doesn't mean you have strong bones. Kerry J. Stewart, EdD, director of clinical exercise physiology at Johns Hopkins University, led a st

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  6. Soy Doesn't Improve Bones in Young Women

    Oct. 25, 2002 -- Studies suggest that eating foods rich in soy helps protect older women from bone loss, but a new study finds that the same is not true for young women. In a University of North Carolina (UNC) study, women in their 20s who ate diets high in isoflavone-enriched soy protein did not sh

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  7. New Form of Vitamin D Builds Bones

    Oct. 3, 2002 -- A new, revved up form of vitamin D may help women get back some of the bone mass they lose due to osteoporosis. New research shows the more potent version can build bone both in the lab and in animals. More than 20 million Americans, mostly post-menopausal women, suffer from bone-wea

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  8. Shortened Estrogen Therapy Just as Good

    March 27, 2002 -- Women who take the hormone estrogen for just a few years derive the same bone-protecting benefits as those who stay on the hormone replacement therapy much longer, new research suggests. The large, multicenter study also found that discontinuation of hormone replacement therapy doe

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  9. High-Protein Diet Could Repair Bone Loss

    March 25, 2002 -- Eating more protein could help your body absorb calcium, possibly putting a halt to bone-thinning osteoporosis, says a new study. High-protein diets, such as the Atkins plan, have been controversial, since studies have shown that they can cause bone loss. Yet elderly people are sup

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  10. Bones Need Both Calcium and Phosphorus

    March 20, 2002 -- Calcium alone can't build strong bones and tissues. New research shows calcium needs phosphorus to maximize its bone-strengthening benefits, and taking a lot of calcium supplements without enough phosphorus could be a waste of money. Researchers say it's the first time the two elem

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