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There’s a secret hiding on the shelves of your local health-food store – a humble bottle filled with pills masquerading as a simple vitamin. But those tablets contain something way more powerful than your everyday nutrient. In fact, the “vitamin” I’m about to tell you about has the amazing ability to act like a hormone once it enters your body. And its effects – stronger bones, fewer fractures, and even the potential for a lower risk of conditions as diverse as back pain and autoimmune disease – make this supplement anything but ordinary. This super supplement is vitamin D. Yet […]

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Magnesium Important to Kids’ Bone Health

Calcium intake has always been associated with bone building and dietary guidelines often emphasize that children should consume calcium-rich foods for bone health. However, researchers have found that another mineral, magnesium, may also play an equally important role in bone health and that parents must ensure that their children get enough magnesium-rich foods as possible. Lead author Steven A. Abrams MD, FAAP, professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and colleagues looked into the effect of magnesium intake and absorption on bone mineral content in children ages 4-8 years. The report, which was presented recently at the […]

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Obesity Reduces Serum Vitamin D Levels

British researchers report that a significant increase in body mass index (BMI, a measure of body fat based on height and weight) could lead to a drop in serum vitamin D levels. They found that the link between obesity and vitamin D levels affects people of all ages and genders. However, the authors of the study, which was recently published in the journal PLoS Medicine, state that vitamin D deficiency does not affect BMI significantly. Lead investigator Dr. Elina Hypponen, of University College London’s Institute of Child Health and colleagues note that previous studies have suggested the link between vitamin […]

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Belly Fat Increases Risk for Osteoporosis in Men

Miriam Bredella, M.D., radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston states that obesity may not only be a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease, it also increases men’s risk for bone loss. Although most studies focus on women who have increased risks for bone loss or osteoporosis, the new study, which was recently presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), shows that obese men may also suffer from the condition. Previous studies have shown that the amount of visceral or belly fat may influence […]

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