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Does Eating Dried Plumbs have a Bone-Protective Effect?

Eating dried plumbs (prunes) seems to have a positive effect on bone health. A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in July 2014 examines why dried plumbs may be healthy for bones and in general.

San Diego State University and Florida State University researchers analyzed a year-long study published in […]

Want to Improve Your Bone Health? Consider High Impact Exercise.

Physical activity is important for preventing bone loss and osteoporosis. The challenge for older and inactive people, is the type of exercise that actually builds bone is high impact. In other words, you actually have to jar bones by jumping or running at a good pace in order to build them, according to a […]

Study Questions Value of Bone Density Testing Recommendation

The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends checking for osteoporosis beginning at age 65 for women and 70 for men. At that point, Medicare pays for the standard test for checking one’s bone density with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) every two years. People are covered for testing every other year regardless of whether their previous scan was […]

Resistance Training, Targeted Nutrition Provide One-two Punch for Preventing Aging-related Muscle Loss

A review of studies by the International Osteoporosis Foundation has found that by combining resistance training and optimal nutrition, people can help to prevent a gradual loss of muscle mass, called sarcopenia, which commonly occurs with aging. Muscle strength plays an important role in fall prevention; so, addressing sarcopenia could help the elderly to avoid […]