Postmenopausal bone health and nutrition

Quick bibliography: 5 reviews/recent articles on postmenopausal bone health and nutrition. **for the most current version of this bibliography, see — https://sciencebibliographies.strategian.com/postmenopausal-bone-health-and-nutrition/ Classic review: Ilich, J. Z. & Kerstetter, J.E. (2000). Nutrition in Bone Health Revisited: A Story Beyond Calcium.  Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 19 (6), 715-737. [Cited by] “Osteoporosis is a complex, multi-factorial condition characterized by reduced bone mass and impaired micro-architectural…

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Fish oil supplements don’t work for CVD

News: Once in decline, deaths from cardiovascular disease (strokes, heart attacks, etc.) in the United States “have been rising dramatically since 2011.” The American Heart Association projects that 45% of the population in the U.S. will have some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 2035 (high blood pressure, in particular). And, the cost of this disease may be over $1 trillion dollars by 2035–a huge…

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Good carbs and high fiber

Just as with fats, there are “bad carbs” and “good carbs” (and conflicting dietary claims and sometimes controversy). Importantly, good carbs are high in fiber but not high in sugar. Good carbs include fiber-rich whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Despite the proponents of low-carb diets, recent scientific reviews and research indicate that for long-term health (and not just immediate weight loss) people should eat…

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Getting kids hooked on sugary beverages

The prevalence of obesity in the United States among those 40-59 and over 60 years of age is an extremely high 41-43% and about 19% for those under 20 (as of 2016). Rates of type 2 diabetes are rapidly increasing today for adolescents. How did we get to this point? One way–big Tobacco companies bought up food companies and manipulated and marketed heavily sweetened/artificial flavor…

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