Osteoporosis is a bone-thinning condition commonly seen in elderly men and in postmenopausal women. It can lead to dangerous and potentially disabling fractures, particularly in the vertebrae and the hip. Approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis.1 Calcium is an essential mineral for maintenance of bone integrity, but studies show that adding more calcium to your diet doesn’t automatically protect your bones. In an 18-year prospective analysis of 72,000 postmenopausal women, researchers found that higher total calcium inta[...]Read more
Many Americans, including some vegetarians, still consume substantial amounts of dairy products—and government policies still promote them—despite scientific evidence that questions their health benefits and indicates their potential health risks.