• Combinations of dietary calcium intake and Mediterranean-style diet on risk of hip fracture: A longitudinal cohort study of 82,000 women and men

    One year ago - By Clinical Nutrition

    Each year, millions of people suffer from fragility fractures. Hip fractures are the most devastating type of such fractures. We aimed to investigate whether the association of dietary calcium intake with hip fracture risk can be modified by a healthy diet, herein defined as the modified Mediterranean diet score , in Swedish adults.
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  • Study Says Dementia Risk With Sleeping Pills: Seniors At Risk

    One year ago - By Active Beat

    A recent study suggests that individuals over the age of 65 who have taken certain sleeping pills or anti-anxiety drugs may face a higher risk of developing dementia within 15 years than those who have never taken the pills.
    According to a 2010 study in the Canadian Pharmacists Journal, it is estimated that between 22 per cent and 27 per cent of Canadians over the age of 65 use the drugs called Benzodiazepines regularly, a rate that rises to more than 30 per cent among those over age 85.
    All of the drugs within the Benzodiazepines category are only meant to be taken for up to six weeks to...
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