Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. About half is found in the skeletal system and the other half is found in the cells of body tissues and organs. Only a small percentage is found in the blood. Magnesium is required for more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. This… Continue Reading
In a newly released report, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) updated the official recommended daily intake level for vitamin D to support bone health. A 14 member expert committee appointed by the IOM established the new levels by reviewing more than 1,000 published studies and hearing testimony from scientists and stakeholders. The new… Continue Reading
Taking calcium supplements slightly increased the risk of cardiovascular events in older patients, according to a meta-analysis published in the July 30th online issue of the British Medical Journal. Researchers at the University of Auckland, New Zealand wanted to determine the relationship between calcium supplementation and cardiovascular risk. Observational studies have shown blood calcium… Continue Reading
Since May observes National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month as well as National Women’s Health Week (May 13-19, 2018), it seems fitting to spend a few moments familiarizing ourselves with the basic nutrients required to support healthy bones. Fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes will always be the ideal way to obtain nutrients. However, considering… Continue Reading
In addition to making sound diet and lifestyle choices, having a Bone Mineral Density Test is a great tool when developing a preventative care regime for this degenerative disease. We investigate Bone Mineral Density Testing to help you make an informed decision the next time you see your health care provider.