Friday, August 28, 2009

Fight Bone Loss: Milk/Calcium or Fruit/Veg/Exercise?

For years, doctors have told us to drink milk and take calcium supplements to improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis. The problem is they're wrong, according to new book co-authored by Amy Lanou, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Published by McGraw-Hill, “Building Bone Vitality: A Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Bone Loss and Reverse Osteoporosis” dispels the calcium myth and tells readers that eating low-acid foods like fruits and vegetables and taking daily walks are more effective than calcium in preventing bone loss.

Lanou holds a doctorate in human nutrition from Cornell University, and is the author of "Healthy Eating for Life for Children," and serves as senior nutrition scientist for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

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