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Jane's Blog Calcium- Bone Health- Macular Degeneration

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Jane's Blog Calcium- Bone Health- Macular Degeneration

A woman’s chance of having an osteoporosis-related fracture today is 10 times greater than being diagnosed with breast cancer and 5 times more likely than having a heart attack. If you plan on living to at least 85, your chance of having a hip fracture is about 30 percent. Osteoporosis is a disease of progressive bone loss associated with an increased risk of fractures. The term osteoporosis literally means porous bone. The body repairs bones by constantly absorbing and replacing bone tissue. This process in carried on by bone cells called osteoclasts and osteoblasts. The osteoclasts function to dissolve older...

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Jane’s Blog Study Links Heartburn Drugs to Stomach Cancer and Fatal Heart and Kidney Disease

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Jane’s Blog Study Links Heartburn Drugs to Stomach Cancer and Fatal Heart and Kidney Disease

More than 15 million Americans have prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Further, many millions more purchase the drugs over the counter and take them without being under a doctor's care and often indefinitely. A new study is published online May 30, 2019 in The British Medical Journal has linked long-term use of proton pump inhibitors to fatal cases of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and upper gastrointestinal cancer. The researchers also found that such risk increases with the duration of PPI use, even when the drugs are taken at low doses. Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, an assistant professor of...

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