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Teens: cut osteoporosis risk now!

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

New research suggests that a woman’s efforts to prevent osteoporosis should actually start before puberty. In the first trial to track calcium’s effects on bone density in girls eight to 13 years old for as long as seven years, researchers at the Ohio State University Medical Center found that calcium supplementation significantly increased bone mass [...]

Teens and D: Many girls low in crucial vitamin, study suggests

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A University of Maine researcher has found evidence that many teenaged girls are not getting enough vitamin D, either from their diets or sun exposure. Lack of the critical nutrient could lead to health risks later in life, especially for osteoporosis. Susan Sullivan, a clinical dietitian, monitored sun exposure, diet and blood levels of vitamin [...]

Start on calcium young: studies

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

For women, adolescence is a critical time for building bone mass. In fact, some researchers believe osteoporosis may be prevented or delayed by maximizing bone mass during adolescence. At Ramam Medical Center in Israel, a study found calcium supplementation during the early teen years could provide an extended window for bone mass development. In this [...]