I have good news for anyone who enjoys probiotic foods… Your bones may be stronger for it! As you may know, probiotics are helpful bacteria that boost your immune system, guard your gut against harmful invaders, and more. You can find them in fermented foods like yogurt, kefir (fermented milk), and even pickles. And new […]
So you enjoy a glass of wine or two with dinner, the occasional cold beer with friends, or a fancy cocktail at social gatherings… But have you ever wondered how alcohol might affect your bone health? After all, research shows that once you hit age 40, you lose about 1% of your bone density a […]
Scientists may have found some clues to help answer an age-old question: What has a more positive impact on bones, diet or exercise? Perhaps you’ve heard evidence for both these important habits. But a new University of Michigan (U-M) study got closer to a final answer. To get this answer, researchers had to determine what […]
Did you know stroke is a risk factor for falls, fractures, and even osteoporosis? It’s true! Research shows you’re 4x more likely to suffer a fracture in the year after a stroke than your average person. And another study found patients lost up to 14% hip bone density in the year after stroke! Now, if […]
Yes, low bone density can potentially lead to a fracture. But there’s another factor that can increase fracture risk by more than 10 times! It’s something called “postural sway.” Below, I’ll explain what that is, how a new study shows it’s something to be concerned about, and — the good news! — what you can […]
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