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Calcium Rich Foods
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May 3, 2013

What are side effects of calcium supplements?

Recent evidence suggests that people taking calcium supplementation are more likely to develop heart attacks, strokes, kidney stones, and painful bone spurs affecting their soft tissues and joints. Learn why this would be and what you should do to keep your bones healthy and strong.
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October 20, 2008

Bone Drugs Problematic

Drugs like Boniva, Fosomax, and Actonel increase bone density by keeping old, calcified bone around longer than normal and this is likely the reason these drugs are increasingly found to cause bone disease including fractures.
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June 1, 2008

Bone Density…What’s It All About?

For years I've avoided putting my patients on fosamax and related drugs for "bone health," because according to the package insert, these drugs don't make bones healthy. They prevent part of the natural cycle of bone growth, called bone resorption, and by doing so make them denser looking on bone scans. Dense bones might sound like a good thing, but realize that a stick of chalk would look really dense on XRay, and it snaps in your fingers. Healthy bone that won't break when you slip and fall is a matrix of protein and minerals, and just adding more minerals…

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