Advocacy and Health News

One of these mothers will spend millions to prevent you from protecting your...

One of these mothers will spend $10 million dollars this year to prevent Coloradans from protecting their children from the chemicals in the foods she is paid to promote. The other mom volunteered to explain the potential dangers of GMOs.   Can you tell who's who? Read commentary.       Read Text of Proposition 105 How will Colorado law will be amended? What Related laws will be affected by Prop 105? How will this law be enforced? How can I get get involved? What are the effects on small business?
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Nutrition & Health Articles

Taking Calcium and Vitamin D Lowers Risk of Hip Fractures

Taking calcium supplements along with modest amounts of vitamin D can substantially reduce the risk of hip fractures in postmenopausal women.   Ross L. Prentice, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, and his colleagues analyzed data from 36,282 women who participated in the Women’s Health Initiative study. The women took either 1,000 mg of calcium (as calcium carbonate) and 400 IU of vitamin D, or placebos, daily for an average of seven years.   None of the women were taking calcium or vitamin D supplements when the study began. The amount of vitamin D was later increased to 600 IU daily and then to 1,000 IU daily.   Women who consistently took the supplements for at least five years were 38 percent less likely to have a hip fracture.  ...
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