It tends to be a topic we think about as we age, but studies show we need to bone up on bone health with our kids.
Brittle bones, fractures, and osteoporosis aren’t topics most of us worry about with our kids. But we should. Most of our kid’s bone mass is developed by the time they reach their twenties. Researchers believe the pathway to healthier bones when we’re older has to start when our children are young and their bones are developing.
Doing this can be easy. Simply encourage your child to stay active. Plus make low-fat dairy products and other calcium rich foods a regular part of their diet. You can also consider calcium and Vitamin D supplements. The payoff will come when they’re parents, or grandparents themselves.
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- Soda consumption may weaken bones
- Vitamin D linked to fewer stress fractures in girls
- Vitamin D eases menstrual cramps
- Vitamin D Supplements Reduce the Risk of Flu – Especially in Children
- Babies should take vitamin D supplement
- Vitamin D deficiency in kids is getting more attention
- Alarm Sounded on Childrens’ Lack of Vitamin D
- Study suggests 70 percent of children, young adults do not get enough vitamin D
- Vitamin D recommendations for teens may be too low
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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