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Teens: cut osteoporosis risk now!

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: cut osteoporosis risk now! 2015-09-09T13:50:26+00:00

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

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 [...]

Teens and D: Many girls low in crucial vitamin, study suggests 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

Start on calcium young: studies

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 [...]

Start on calcium young: studies 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

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