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    1. Is Calcium a Bust for Bones?

      Feb. 15, 2006 -- Calcium and Vitamin D supplements may help protect some older women's hips -- but only when taken regularly, a new study shows. The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, followed more than 36,000 healthy, postmenopausal women for an average of seven years. Women w

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    2. FDA OKs First IV Osteoporosis Drug

      Jan. 13, 2006 -- The FDA has approved the first intravenous drug to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The drug is a new form of Boniva, an osteoporosis medicine that is already approved in pill form. Boniva pills are available to take on a daily schedule or monthly. Intravenous Boniva is a

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    3. Women Need More Calcium, Say Experts

      Sept. 26, 2005 (Nashville) -- Despite a major push by health authorities, most American women still aren't getting enough bone-building calcium even when they are being treated for osteoporosis. "Calcium is important," says Robert P. Heaney, MD, of the Osteoporosis Research Center at Creighton Unive

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    4. Milk Helps Keep Men's Bones Strong

      Sept. 23, 2005 (Nashville, Tenn.) - Real men may not eat quiche, but they might want to drink milk. The number of older men getting osteoporosis, making them susceptible to bone fractures, is increasing. But a large glass of fortified, low-fat milk may aid in warding off that brittle-bone disease. "

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    5. Eating Soy Foods May Reduce Fracture Rate

      Sept. 12, 2005 -- Women who eat the most soy foods have the fewest bone fractures after menopause. That's the word from a study of 24,403 postmenopausal Chinese women. Within 10 years of menopause, the 20% who ate the most soy foods reported half as many fractures as the 20% who ate the least soy. S

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    6. Treating Osteoporosis: What Works Best?

      Aug. 10, 2005 -- When bones get dangerously thin with advanced osteoporosis, what drugs help build those bones back up? Two osteoporosis treatments -- parathyroid hormone and Fosamax -- are the topic of two small studies in The New England Journal of Medicine. The findings: Treatment with parathyroi

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    7. Bone Health: Do Vitamin D Pills Help Blacks?

      July 25, 2005 -- New research shows no bone benefits for healthy postmenopausal black women who took vitamin D supplements for three years. The researchers don't dismiss the vitamin pills. They don't know if the results would be similar for women of other ethnic groups, elderly women, or those more

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    8. Vitamin D Deficit: Women's Silent Bone Threat

      May 20, 2005 -- When building bones and curbing osteoporosis, don't forget about vitamin D, says a new study. Bones need vitamin D for optimal health, but doctors may overlook vitamin D deficiency in patients with osteoporosis, say the researchers, who included Anne de Papp, MD, FACE, an assistant c

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    9. Black Women's Fracture Risk Lower Than Whites'

      May 3, 2005 -- Older black women may have a lower bone-fracture risk than their white peers, even when compared to those who have similar bone density measures. bone density measures. "Black women have a lower fracture risk at every level of bone mineral density," write Jane Cauley, DrPH, and collea

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    10. Osteoporosis Drug, Vitamin D Now in 1 Pill

      April 11, 2005 - The FDA has approved Fosamax Plus D, a once-weekly pill that contains both the osteoporosis osteoporosis drug Fosamax and the bone-building nutrient vitamin D. The pill has 70 milligrams of Fosamax and a 2,800 IU dose of Vitamin D. That's seven day's worth of the recommended daily d

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