Celebrate Strong Bones In May

Posted on 04/30/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionMay is National Osteoporosis Month — a good time to assess your risk of breaking a bone and figure out the best way for you to avoid osteoporosis down the road. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), where I am honored to serve as Bone Health Ambassador, 52 million Americans have osteoporosis. And thanks to population dynamics, the numbers rise each year: By 2020, half of all Americans over age 50 are expected to be affected. >> Sign up for …

Dementia Study: Calcium Plus Vitamin D Disappoints

Posted on 12/7/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthTaking calcium pills combined with low-dose vitamin D did not protect older women from dementia, a large new study found, but the researchers think vitamin D alone may offer some help. The study, published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, involved 4,100 women age 65 or older without dementia. Half were given supplements of 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium carbonate combined with 400 international units (IUs) of vitamin D, and half were given a placebo. The women …

Taking Dietary Supplements? Don’t Overdo It

Posted on 10/10/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthOlder adults who take dietary supplements to boost their intake of minerals need to be careful they don’t get too much of a good thing. As reported in Reuters, a new study by the National Institutes of Health found that vitamin-users may be overloading on minerals, like iron, magnesium and zinc, that could cause health problems. The study of 8,860 men and women found that people who take dietary supplements also tend to eat healthier diets and get more nutrients …