Importance of Exercise During Grade School

Children who exercised more during the first 8 years of school showed a sharply decreased risk of bone fractures, especially during the 7th and 8th grades. This was reported by Dr. Marcus Coster at the meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. The intervention group exercised moderately at least 200 minutes per week,…

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Is there Benefit to Vitamin D Supplementation?

Traditionally, low vitamin D levels have been associated with lower bone-mineral density (BMD). However, there is no universal agreement on how to define "low". Researchers studied 230 postmenopausal women 75 years or older who had 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels between 14 and 27 ng/ml. They were free of any diseases that interfere with vitamin D or calcium absorption. Participants were randomized…

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High School Habits Build Stronger Bones

Japanese researchers examined the bone mineral density of the spine and hip in almost 400 high school males over a ten year period. After adjusting for the participants' age and weight, the researchers found that consuming breakfast and exercising for at least 10 hours per week was associated with peak bone mass. PositiveTip: Healthy habits…

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