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Drinking Milk May Help Knee Arthritis in Women

Posted on 04/10/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWomen who drank up to six glasses of low-fat or fat-free milk a week delayed the effects of arthritis in their knees, a large new study finds. Unfortunately, the same effect was not found in men. In addition, researchers led by Bing Lu, M.D., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, found that eating greater amounts of cheese had the opposite effect, speeding the progression of knee arthritis in women, while eating yogurt had no effect on arthritis in either …

Vitamin D Pills: Many Labels Can’t Be Trusted

Posted on 02/15/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you need to take a vitamin D supplement, be aware you may be getting far less or far more than the label shows, a new study shows. Researchers found that off-the-shelf pills from 12 different manufacturers plus two from specialty compounding pharmacies contained from a minuscule 9 percent to a whopping 146 percent of the amount listed on the label (which ranged from 1,000 to 10,000 international units [IU]). Not only was there variation among different brands and manufacturers, …

Got…Prunes? Turns Out, They Help Build Strong Bones

Posted on 08/25/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYeah, yeah, we’ve heard all the prune jokes. Except now we call them dried plums and guess what they can do? They help….your bones! A Florida State University researcher says that regularly eating dried plums (aka prunes) can help postmenopausal women — as well as older men — prevent fractures and osteoporosis. Bahram Arjmandi, chairman of FSU’s department of nutrition, food and exercise sciences, says he has tested numerous fruits over the course of his career, including figs, dates, strawberries and …