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Doctors Rethink Calcium & Fracture Risk Advice

Doctor’s hardened advice to take calcium to prevent age-related fractures is softening. Two studies in the British Medical Journal released in October 2015, shows that increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements does nothing to improve bone health or prevent fractures in older people. The studies suggest that increasing (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Low Light […]

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Are Today’s Adolescents Tomorrow’s Hip-Fracture Patients?

The seeds of the pernicious disease osteoporosis are sown during adolescence, when the skeleton is most active in absorbing dietary calcium and building up nearly all the bone mass that will carry the teenager throughout life. Along with calcium, both vitamin D and vitamin K (particularly vitamin K2) are essential (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Low Light Triggers Dental Regeneration

A first of its kind research project, led by a Harvard team, demonstrated the ability to use low-power light to trigger stem cells inside the body to regenerate tissue, as reported in Science Translational Medicine. The research, led by Wyss Institute Core Faculty member David Mooney, Ph.D., is a breakthrough (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Osteoarthritis Research […]

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Osteoarthritis Research Review

In May 2013, Harvard Medical School published a report on osteoarthritis in their Women’s Health Watch. In the report, they looked at “on-the-horizon therapies” that could change the way you treat the disease. In the report, Dr. Anonios Aliprantis made statement that should have made doctor’s rethink the way they (more…) RELATED ARTICLES #8 TOP […]

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Collagen, a better framework than calcium alone

It’s been said that graceful aging is about being flexible. One’s ability to respond mentally and physically to life’s obstacles is certainly an asset. However when it comes to bone health, traditional advice on calcium supplementation favors rigidity over agility. Kathy Lund comments on Ian R Ried’s article, A Case (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Osteoarthritis Research […]

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A Case for Ending Calcium Supplements

Should physicians stop prescribing calcium supplements for bone loss? Ian Reid makes a case for ending the practice. Calcium supplements may have little role to play in the modern therapeutics of osteoporosis. Therapy today should be based around prescribing safe and effective anti-resorptive drugs to individuals demonstrated to be at (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Collagen, a […]

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A Rationale for an Approach to Preventing and Treating Bisphosphonate-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw With Vitamin K2 Menaquinone-4

In this article, the authors describe the Neustadt-Pieczenik Collagen Damage and Restoration Hypothesis, which proposes that medical professionals may prevent and treat osteoporosis and bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw successfully by protecting bone collagen from damage and by stimulating production of new bone collagen. They posit that collagen… (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Collagen, a better framework […]

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