Dried plums – unlikely bone boosters

Prunes are now “dried plums”.  And whatever you call them, they may help bones.  It’s an unlikely association, but as a person concerned about my own bone health, I was intrigued and started investigating.  And I found that there may be something to it.  Initial research showed that consumption of dried plums (prunes) improved bone […]

Walk Talk Nutrition: calcium supplements

https://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Calcium-for-older-women.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:21 — 3.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDo post-menopausal women need calcium supplements? Our interest in this topic is personal and professional.  After a recent DEXA scan, Kathy was told by her MD to start taking calcium.  She wondered why the doctor didn’t bother to ask […]

Unusual bone fractures put bone quality in the spotlight

After yet another study came out linking use of osteoporosis drugs to strange and spontaneous bone fractures, I had to learn more.  After all, these drugs are intended to prevent fractures.  The unexpected breaks are in the femur, and the problem is linked to long-term use of bisphosphonate drugs like Fosamax or Actonel.  I interviewed […]

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