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Skip the Medication: Studies Say to Boost Calcium in Your Diet

Milk and calcium rich foods help prevent bone loss and osteoporosisMost Americans are calcium deficient, and the first thing to do is not reach for a refill of your bone-building prescription. Instead, new research says the true solution is right inside your refrigerator.

A recent study revealed that bisphosphonate medications are not as effective at rebuilding healthy bone as calcium-rich foods and dietary supplements, such as Vitamin D. They can also have nasty side effects.

“For many people, prescription bone-building medicines should be a last resort,” said Karen Chapman-Novakofski, University of Illinois professor of nutrition and co-author of a review published in a recent issue of Nutrients.

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