Top Food Sources for Calcium
A new study published in the journal Heart suggests calcium supplements do more harm to the body than good. A large study of nearly 24,000 people showed that people who took more than 1,100 mg of calcium per day regularly were 86% more likely to suffer a heart attack than those who took no supplements. What should you do? Perhaps err on the side of caution and get your calcium from natural food sources.
Six Facts About Gaucher Disease
Gaucher disease is a genetic disorder that affects many of the body's organs and tissues. Type 1 Gaucher disease is the most common form of this condition; it's also called non-neuronopathic Gaucher disease because the brain and spinal cord are usually not affected. About 1 in 1,000 in Ashkenazi Jews are affected by this disease, and about 1 in 12 Ashkenazi Jews are carriers. The features of this condition range from mild to severe and may appear anytime from childhood to adulthood.
Common Questions About Gaucher Disease
Gaucher disease is not very common, but if you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with it, you'll want to know everything there is to know about the disorder. Here are answers to the most common questions people have about the disease.
6 Reasons Women Need Magnesium
Magnesium is essential to many functions in the body, from relaxing muscles to creating our main energy molecule, ATP. Although it’s important for both men and women, magnesium plays a few extra roles in a woman’s body.
Five Tips to Protect Your Bones This Summer
Summer’s here – but unlike most of us looking forward to a week at the beach or in the mountains, osteoporosis never takes a vacation. Whether you’re dealing with osteoporosis yourself, or caring for an elderly relative or friend, here are some ways to help ensure that a broken bone doesn't get in the way of your summertime fun.