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New Blood Test Helps To Uncover Specific Vitamin D Deficiencies That Contribute To Numerous Medical Illnesses

Researchers from London’s Kingston University have developed a new highly-accurate blood test which can detect how much a patient’s diet could be responsible for a lack of the so-called ‘sunshine vitamin’. Vitamin D deficiencies can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of cancer and osteoporosis. For additional information about this line of research, […]

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Bariatric Surgery Linked To Increased Bone Fracture Risk

People who have had gastric bypass surgery or other bariatric weight-loss surgery have an even higher increased risk of breaking bones than previously found. “A negative effect on bone health that may increase the risk of fractures is an important consideration for people considering bariatric surgery and those who have undergone bariatric surgery,” said lead […]

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2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans – An Overview

The numbers are sobering… In a nutshell, two thirds of American adults are eating the wrong foods and are not exercising. Due to socioeconomic constraints, 15% of American households don’t have access to needed food and nutrition. This article includes links to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines For Americans and the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for […]

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(click to enlarege) Dr. Joseph Cannon, Kellet Chair in Allied Health Sciences, presented findings that higher levels of follicle-stimulating hormone decrease bone density.  (Credit: Phil Jones/Medical College of Georgia)

Exercise Can Forestall Osteoporosis

The stage for osteoporosis is set well before menopause – but exercise can help rewrite the script, according to Medical College of Georgia researchers. Declining estrogen levels have long been associated with osteoporosis, but bone density starts to decline years before these levels drop, according to Dr. Joseph Cannon, Kellet Chair in Allied Health Sciences […]

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Inhibiting Serotonin In The Gut Could Cure Osteoporosis

An investigational drug that inhibits serotonin synthesis in the gut, administered orally once daily, effectively cured osteoporosis in mice and rats reports an international team led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, in the Feb. 7 issue of Nature Medicine. Serotonin in the gut has been shown in recent research to stall bone formation. […]

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Excellent Free Resource: Early Life Nutrition and Lifelong Health E-Book

The British Medical Association recently (2009) released a comprehensive, evidenced-based guide to infant and childhood health and nutrition, called “Early Life Nutrition and Lifelong Health.” This is a timely e-book in light of the epidemic of life style diseases that now afflict our youngest citizens. These concerns and trends have been detailed in the previous […]

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