The infamous T score and neglected Z score

Your bone density test results are in, but what do they mean? Start unraveling the different numbers and charts by taking a look at two key measures — T score and Z score — and finding out what these numbers say (and don’t say) about your bone health.

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5/15/2018


Your bones listen and talk…really!

Your bones are not a silent partner in your health! All day long, bones receive and send chemical and hormonal messages that affect every tissue in your body!

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11/29/2017


3 things to remember about an osteopenia diagnosis

It can be scary to be told you have osteopenia or are well on your way, but the first thing to remember is that you don’t need to panic — you’re not sick.

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6/14/2017


New study shows yogurt reduces osteoporosis risk

In a large Irish study, one serving of yogurt daily was linked to a substantially lower risk of osteoporosis and osteopenia.

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6/12/2017


Diabetes and osteoporosis

Research is uncovering many ways in which high blood sugar and high insulin levels damage bone — here’s a look at how osteoporosis and diabetes are connected and what you can do.

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10/24/2016


Men and osteoporosis risk

Many men may not realize they're at risk for harmful bone loss. But the vast majority of risk factors that weaken bone in women are also risk factors for men.

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4/19/2016


Top bone health blog topics you requested for 2016

We've summarized all your great thoughts and suggestions from the blog topic survey you took so you know what to look forward to this year in the Better Bones Blog.

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3/3/2016


Why you should be excited about Functional Medicine

Instead of focusing on drugs as the answer to everything, many doctors are realizing that functional medicine is a better approach to your health.

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11/23/2015


New research shows how lack of nutrients affects bone

There’s a wide range of nutrients that affect bone. And now I’m happy to say there’s a wide range of research as well that tells us how important these nutrients are for bone strength. Here are some highlights from the findings from the 9th International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis.

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10/6/2015


7 top nutrients for bone health

You should aim to get these 7 key nutrients every day to build bone strength, reduce bone loss and help keep you from fracturing.

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9/29/2015