Vitamin D and Calcium: Study Shows Supporting Role in Healthy Bones

A large study released last week might have you thinking you don’t need to take vitamin D to support bone health.  Researchers from the University of Auckland analyzed 23 studies involving just 4000 adults and reported that vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density in healthy adults.  However, if you are a post-menopausal… Read more »

Celebrate Folic Acid Awareness Week with vitamin B consumption

Why does folic acid deserve its own awareness week? Because it’s one of the B vitamins that’s crucial for maintaining energy and guarding against stress-related fatigue. That’s why January 6 to 12, 2013, is Folic Acid Awareness Week, according to the National Council on Folic Acid (NCFA). Also known as B9, folic acid is an… Read more »

Study reveals new factor in development of osteoarthritis

A recent study by Rush University Medical Center in partnership with Northwestern University on the development of osteoarthritis (OA) has yielded exciting results. Researchers believe that they have isolated a molecular mechanism that could lead to the formation of OA. In turn, this could have long-term implications for the future treatment of OA. “Clinically, scientists… Read more »

New study sheds light on the development of osteoarthritis

Around the world, more individuals are experiencing osteoarthritis. According to a recent survey by Statistik Austria, nearly 40 percent of people over the age of 60 experience the condition, yet a team of researchers at the University Department of Orthopaedics at the MedUni are trying to find ways to prevent it from forming. “Glycobiology is… Read more »

How much milk should children drink each day?

Most parents understand the importance that milk plays in the diets of growing kids, yet according to new research appearing online in the journal Pediatrics, approximately two cups of milk daily can be extremely beneficial in boosting the overall health for children. “We started to research the question because professional recommendations around milk intake were… Read more »