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|Section Seven: Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis|
The Role of Calcium Healthful Calcium Sources The Role of Hormones Osteoporosis in Men
|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
|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
|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
|What is Lactose Intolerance?|
What is Lactose Intolerance? Understanding Lactose Intolerance Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest the milk sugar lactose, causing gastrointestinal symptoms of flatulence, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea in some individuals. This results from a s
|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
|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
|Nutrition and Renal Disease|
Nutrition and Renal Disease The kidneys’ job is to keep the body’s fluids, electrolytes, and organic solutes in a healthy balance. Their functional units are the million or so nephrons in the renal cortex which filter most constituents of the blood other
|Section Six: Nutrition and Renal Disease|
Nephrotic Syndrome Diet for Nephrotic Syndrome Acute Renal Failure Diet in Acute Renal Failure Chronic Renal Failure
|2003 School Lunch Report Card: Results|
A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine August 2003 Background | Review Process and Grading System | Report Card Detroit City School District (Detroit, Mich.): 94% The Detroit City School District is the 12th largest district in the United States, with 265 schools
|Ask the Expert: Calcium|
Q: How much calcium is absorbed from plant foods? A: Here is a table that gives the absorption percentages for calcium-rich plant foods. For comparison, 32% of the calcium from dairy products is absorbed. Calcium-rich plant foods also contain many cancer-fighting nutrients that are not present in dairy foods.
|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
|Dairy Products and Bone Health|
By Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. This letter was published in the January 2007 edition of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association To the Editor: In their review, “Is Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation Overrated?,” Lee and Majka ask a critically important question. However, their answer igno
|2002 School Lunch Report Card: Results|
introduction | the criteria | the report card | Nutrition Grades District Location Points (out of 100) Grad