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Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of the bone are reduced, making it weak and brittle. A variety of supplements offer potential benefit, although in limited situations.
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Calorie Restriction & Bone Loss
Reducing calorie intake can help with weight management but it can also lead to bone loss. Find out what experts have recently recommended to help curb bone loss and reduce fracture risk when dieting in our updated CL Answer about supplements and diets for osteoporosis.
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Do prunes increase bone density or help prevent osteoporosis?
Find out if eating prunes can increase bone density or help prevent osteoporosis.
What is Perque Bone Guard Forté? It is safe and effective for bone health?
Find out about the ingredients in Perque Bone Guard Forté, including which ingredients may be beneficial for osteoporosis and bone health and which may be a safety concern.
Does OsteoMD improve calcium absorption and increase bone density?
ConsumerLab reviews the evidence for OsteoMD by 1MD, a bone health supplement promoted to slow bone loss and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
I've heard that melatonin may increase the risk of broken bones. I take melatonin regularly. Should I be concerned?
Learn more about how melatonin may affect bone density and risk of fracture.
I'm considering taking vitamin K for my bones, but I take blood thinner (anticoagulant) medication. Is there a problem taking both?
Learn more about vitamin K, including info on interactions with blood thinners such as Coumadin and Jantoven, its effects on bones & impact on clotting.
What is the best way to take melatonin to get a good night's sleep?
Learn more about the best way to take melatonin for better sleep. When to take it, how to take it, and general melatonin information.
Which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately?
Find out the best way to take vitamins and minerals and which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately for proper absorption. ConsumerLab answer explains the best way to take vitamins and minerals.
Is it possible to get too much vitamin D?
Too much vitamin D can lead to adverse effects, including hypercalcemia (excess calcium in the blood).
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