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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 […]

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 […]