What to do to keep healthy, strong bones as we age is one of the health issues women struggle with. Navigating the maze of often confusing and sometimes downright misleading information about osteoporosis is challenging, and it’s getting even more complicated as we’re learning that some of the things we do to keep our bones healthy might create brand new health problems.
NWHN’s current newsletter features two articles with information about preserving bone health that you’re not likely to see elsewhere.
No Bones About It: Calcium is Confusing explains the recent conflicting reports about whether long-term use of calcium supplements has dangerous side effects other than the well-established risk of kidney stones, and explores the role of Vitamin D. Does it help make calcium more effective? Less risky? To read the full article by NWHN’s long-time volunteer columnist Rachel Walden, click here.
I wrote Osteoporosis: It’s Time to Stop Screening & Treating Healthy Women to share new information about the risks of long-term use of bisphosphonates, and to help women make a more informed decision about whether to be screened for low bone density. Want to know what the warning signs of a serious complication are? Read the full article here.
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