Two meta-analyses have questioned the efficacy of calcium supplements to boost bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce the risk of fractures, but the data selection for the analyses has been questioned by a leading trade association.
Osteoporosis continues to be a silent killer. A major fracture can be the start of a fatal cascade for an older patient, yet the majority of elderly patients still do not receive a bone density test after an initial fracture, according to The National...
As research continues into the role of calcium and vitamin D in maintaining bone health, a new study suggests a possible link between their combined supplementation and reduced hip fracture rates in the elderly.
The International Osteoporosis Foundation has heard damning reports
of under-diagnosis and inappropriate care for sufferers of the
devastating brittle bone disease, which also highlight the
importance of communication about preventative...
Calcium intake and exercise combination is the key to optimal
increases in bone density for pre-adolescent children, finds a new
study that combines previous evidence suggesting the independent
benefits of calcium and physical activity...
Exercise is more influential than calcium intake in determining
bone strength in young women, say US researchers, who found that
daily calcium intake had no significant impact on bone gain during
adolescence. They say that taking...
Hundreds of nutritionists, US government officials and leading
researchers gathered in Washington, DC last month to develop an
action plan to address a critical health concern facing children
and adolescents: calcium deficiency.