When shopping for milk we used to have a few simple choices: whole, 2%, or skim, but now there are more options than ever in the dairy aisle like soy, almond, coconut, and rice.
Most Americans are getting sufficient amounts of calcium and vitamin D to promote bone health without needing to take supplements, according to a recent report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the arm of the National Academy of Sciences charged with advising the nation on health matters.
You may want to think twice before reaching for those calcium tablets. In 2010, researchers threw women of a certain age into a tizzy with research showing that calcium supplements may hurt the heart while helping bones.
Long-awaited new dietary guidelines say there’s no proof that megadoses of Vitamin D prevent cancer or other ailments.
WBZ’s Dr. Murray Feingold talks about calcium supplements.