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Access to Healthful Food Improves Childhood Bone Development

Access to healthful food outlets improves bone mass in children, according to a study published in Osteoporosis International.

Increased Dietary Calcium Intake Not Linked to Fracture Prevention

Increasing dietary calcium does not prevent bone fractures, according to two meta-analyses published in the British Medical Journal.

Fruits and Vegetables Protect Against Hip Fractures

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help prevent hip fractures, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Researchers analyzed fruit and vegetable intake from 75,591 men and women as part of the Cohort of Swedish Men (COSM) and the Swedish Mammography Cohort (SMC). Participants who consumed the fewest servings of fruits and vegetables had the greatest risk for hip fractures, compared with those who consumed at least 5 servings per day.

Drinking Milk Associated with Fractures and Death

High cow's milk intake is associated with increased risk for bone fractures and death, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. Researchers followed 61,433 women and 45,339 men for more than 20 years and 11 years, respectively.

Plant-Based Foods Prevent Hip Fractures

Vegetables, fruits, and soy products appear to protect against hip fractures

Milk Products Do Not Protect Bones

Drinking milk as a teenager does not prevent hip fractures later in life, according to a new Harvard study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Dairy Products Do Not Promote Bone Health

Dairy products and calcium do not prevent stress fractures, according to a new study published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Animal Protein Bad for Bones

Animal protein is associated with decreased bone health, according to a study in this month's British Journal of Nutrition.

Soy Intake Decreases Risk of Hip Fractures

In a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, intake of soy products reduced the risk of hip fractures as much as 36 percent among women who consumed more than the least amount of soy.

A Life of Veganism Has No Adverse Effects on Bones

A lifelong vegan diet has no adverse effects on bone mineral density compared to an omnivorous diet, concluded researchers who matched 105 postmenopausal Buddhist nuns who followed a vegan diet to 105 omnivorous women.

Diabetes Drugs Linked to Increased Fracture Risk in Women

Avandia and Actos, two diabetes drugs, double the risk of bone fractures in women with type 2 diabetes, according to a new report by researchers at Wake Forest University and Britain's University of East Anglia.

Calcium Supplements Fail to Improve Children's Bone Health

A new analysis shows little benefit to using calcium supplements to improve bone health in children.

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Offers Protection Against Osteoporosis

A new American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study finds that increased fruit and vegetable consumption may strengthen bones.

Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Cut Hip Fracture Risk

Folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements cut the risk of hip fracture by approximately 80 percent, according to a new JAMA study.

Lead Linked to Cataract

Reducing lead exposure may help prevent cataract, according to a new report from the Normative Aging Study in Boston.