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Elderly Women Need More Protein Than Generally Recommended, New Study Suggests

The dietary protein requirement for elderly women might be too low for optimal health, according to a new study. Older women could benefit if today’s dietary protein recommendation added 29 percent more protein.

The recommended dietary allowance for all women 19 years and older is 0.36 grams for each pound of body weight. […]

Tip: To Keep Triglycerides Low, Do Light Exercise after Meals

A new study suggests that it’s not only doing exercise that can keep triglyceride levels in check, but also the timing of that exercise that makes a difference.

Researchers in Japan have found light exercise, especially done after meals, may prevent triglyceride levels from rising. Their study is published in the February 2013 scientific […]

Chondroitin Sulfate Improves Function, Relieves Stiffness Caused by Osteoarthritis of the Hand

If you suffer from osteoarthritis in your hands, supplementing your diet with oral chondroitin sulfate could offer effective pain relief and eliminate or diminish the need for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This is according to a study published online September 6, 2011 in the scientific journal Arthritis & Rheumatism. […]

Vitamin D Deficiency

Forty-three percent of patients scheduled to undergo orthopedic surgery have insufficient levels of vitamin D and two out of five of those patients had levels low enough to place them at risk for metabolic bone disease, according to a study published in the October 6, 2010 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

According to the […]