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|Parents' Guide to Building Better Bones|
Parents' Guide to Building Better Bones Most parents recognize the need to encourage healthy eating habits in their children, and they have heard that calcium is important for building healthy bones. But did you know that keeping salt and animal protein intake low and fruit
|Parents' Guide to Building Better Bones: An Interview with PCRM Nutritionist Amy Lanou, Ph.D.|
Bones have become big business. Just flip through any magazine or turn on the television, and you'll see scores of products—from jugs of milk to endless supplements—advertised as the easy answer to lifelong bone health. Recently, physicians and nutritionists at PCRM sorted through the scientific ev
|Calcium and Strong Bones|
Calcium and Strong Bones Protecting Your Bones The bone-thinning condition called osteoporosis can lead to small and not-so-small fractures. Although many people think of calcium in the diet as good protection for their bones, this is not at all the whole story. In fact, in a 12-year Harvard study of 78,0
|New PCRM Study Shatters Milk Myth: Children’s Bone Health Tied to Exercise, Not Dairy|
For years, the dairy industry’s milk mustache ads have pushed the notion that milk drinking helps children grow strong bones. A review published in the March 2005 issue of Pediatrics by PCRM senior nutrition scientist Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., and co-authors
|Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis|
Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis Osteoporosis can lead to serious and sometimes disabling fractures, particularly in the vertebrae and hip. The condition is more common among women than men, and more prevalent among Caucasians than other racial group
|Section Seven: Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis|
The Role of Calcium Healthful Calcium Sources The Role of Hormones Osteoporosis in Men
Beyond Animal Research By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. August 2004 Bone-Breaking Experiments Anyone who has broken a bone knows it is very painful. After the pain of
|Vegetarian Diets Promote Bone Health|
WASHINGTON—A study was published in the July 2009 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on vegetarian diets and bone density. The study appears to have been misinterpreted by some reporters as suggesting that vegetarian and vegan diets might lead to decreased bone health. This is not what the stu
|Health Concerns about Dairy Products|
Many Americans still consume substantial amounts of dairy products—and government policies still promote them—despite scientific evidence that questions their health benefits and indicates their potential health risks. Osteoporosis Milk’s main selling point is calcium, and milk-drinking is touted fo
|Food Guide Pyramid Revisions Letter|
September 10, 2002 John Webster Director, Public Information and Governmental Affairs Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion United States Department of Agriculture 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1034 Alexandria, VA 22302 Dear Mr. Webster: Thank you very much for inviting us to comment on the reassessment
|Vegetarian Starter Kit|
Calcium in Plant-Based Diets Many people avoid milk because it contains saturated fat, cholesterol, allergenic proteins, lactose sugar, and frequent traces of contamination, or simply because they don’t feel well after consuming dairy products. Milk is also linked to
|A Natural Approach to Menopause|
A Natural Approach to Menopause Every day, in hundreds of doctors’ offices, the same conversation takes place between women going through menopause and their doctors. The doctor writes out a prescription for estrogen pills or patches, saying they will replace the hormones her body ought to be making. They wil
PCRM is pleased to provide fact sheets on several preventive medicine and nutrition topics: Arthritis Arthritis and Foods Calcium Calcium and Strong Bones: Protecting Your Bones Parents' Guide to Building Better Bones Cancer Breast Cancer Colon C
|Hormone Replacement: The Risk of HRT|
Hormone Replacement: The Risk of HRT The New England Journal of Medicine of June 15, 1995, reported that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of breast cancer.1 This was not news to most doctors. But many have continued to prescribe hormones because they feel that the benefits to the heart and bones outwe
|The Latest in ...|
HEART AND LUNG HEALTH Undetected Heart Attacks The good news is you have no chest pain. The bad news is you’ve just had a heart attack. People who have had painless and unrecognized heart attacks are more likely to d