Strong Women, Strong Bones: Everything You Need to Know to Prevent, Treat, and Beat Osteoporosis

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Penguin, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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Based on the latest scientific information, and including practical advice on the best nutrition, exercise, and medication, Strong Women, Strong Bones is an essential guide for any woman who wants to know more about the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Includes:

A one-hour-per-year plan for healthy bonesA self-test to assess risk factorsFacts on the most accurate bone-density testsTips on supplements beyond calcium, plus new findings on soyThe best workouts for strong bones, fully illustrated, with an effective new two-minute exerciseFacts on the latest medical breakthroughsA special chapter for men

 

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STRONG WOMEN, STRONG BONES: Everything You Need to Know to Prevent, Trerat, and Beat Osteoporosis

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

For those to whom osteoporosis is a serious concern, this will be welcomed as a straightforward, single-purpose guide to its prevention and treatment. Nutritionist Nelson and writer Wernick (Strong ... Read full review

User Review  - Overstock.com

All of Dr. Miriam Nelsons books are well worth reading and heeding her straightforward advise. They make great gifts for friends and family. This purchase was made for a cousin dealing with ... Read full review

Contents

The Secret Life of Bone
17
The Anatomy of Osteoporosis
31
Are You at Risk?
49
Put Your Bones to the Test
65
Falling the Forgotten Factor
82
Calcium and Beyond
99
BoneBoosting Workouts
134
Good News About Medication
223
The Strong Bones Workbook
251
Men Get Osteoporosis Too
271
Questions and Answers
282
Glossary
297
References
307
Index
313
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Page 311 - Cummings SR, Eckert S, Krueger KA et al. The effect of raloxifene on risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women: results from the MORE randomized trial.
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Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., is an associate professor and director of the John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University Sarah Wernick, Ph.D., is an award-winning writer

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