December 1996 Issue
Beyond Calcium: Nutrition Strategies To Protect Your Bones
If you were asked what you could do to prevent osteoporosis, you might say get more calcium. And you'd be right, sort of. But calcium is just one factor that affects bone health. Osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease that strikes 25 million Americans, mostly women, is the chief threat to bone health. Calcium is the primary player in preventing osteoporosis, but other nutrients play significant roles, too. Some help the body absorb calcium;
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