This article from the February issue of the Tufts Nutrition Newsletter details the recent Swedish study linking higher milk consumption with negative health outcomes and points out that the takeaway message on milk is hard to determine at this point. Despite the article’s headline, even the Swedish researchers cautioned against making sweeping dietary changes based… Read more »
Osteoporosis in the News
Milk Does a Body Good? A Look at the Science »
This Associated Press article takes a look at the recent questions surrounding the benefits of milk consumption and the milk producers new social media campaign that aims to rebuild confidence in the health benefits of milk. Read the full article.
Consumer Reports on Health – Good News about Osteoporosis Meds »
The December issue of Consumer Reports on Health announces “Good News about Osteoporosis Meds.” A recent review of 294 studies completed since 2005 concluded that certain drugs to treat low bone density can reduce the risk of a spinal fracture by 40 to 60 percent in high risk women, and other fractures can be reduced… Read more »
Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures in women and men: cohort study »
The release of an observational research study conducted by the Department of Surgical Sciences at Uppsala University in Sweden, and published recently in The BMJ, has raised fears that drinking three glasses of milk a day doesn’t lower your chances of suffering a broken bone and may even increase risk of an early death. The… Read more »
The Effects of Calcium Supplementation on Coronary Heart Disease in Postmenopausal Women »
An original article published by the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that calcium supplementation with vitamin D does not appear to increase the risk of coronary heart disease or all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women. Read the full article.
Calcium and Vitamin D Improve Cholestrol in Postmenopausal Women »
Study Ties Effect to Raising Vitamin D Levels A new study from the Women’s Health Initiative published online this week in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society, found that calcium and vitamin D supplements taken after menopause can improve women’s cholesterol profiles. The study found that much of that effect is tied… Read more »