ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
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Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
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Eight Spiritual Universal Principles in the Art of Practice
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
ANIMAL CARE
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Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Soccer's a Winner for Building Bone Health in Girls
In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks
Genes May Help Drive Rotator Cuff Injury
CANCER
Vitamin D May Improve Melanoma Survival
HPV Vaccine Has Higher Allergic Reaction Rate
Well Water Might Raise Bladder Cancer Risk
CAREGIVING
Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season
Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
Late-Life Fatherhood May Lower Child's Intelligence
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
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An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans
COSMETIC
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
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DENTAL, ORAL
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
Holistic Dentistry-My View
Dental Implants Need More Work Than Root Canals
DIABETES
Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea
Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk
Findings Challenge Tight Glucose Control for Critically Ill Patients
DIET, NUTRITION
The 3LS Wellness Program for Reversing Chronic Symptoms and Creating Lasting Health
HELP TO LOSE WEIGHT ON A LOW CAL BUDGET
TV Food Ads Promote Bad Diets
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Air Pollution May Cause Appendicitis: Study Reveals
Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls
Global Warming Biggest Health Threat of 21st Century, Experts Say
EYE CARE, VISION
Brain Pressure More Likely to Cause Vision Loss in Men
Magnetic Pulses to Brain Improve Lazy Eye in Adults
Unconscious Learning: In the Eye of the Beholder?
FITNESS
Have Fun This Summer, But DO Be Careful
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
Any Exercise Good After a Heart Attack
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
GENERAL HEALTH
U.S. Spends Billions On Alternative Medicine
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High
Stressed and Exhausted: An Introduction to Adrenal Fatigue
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse
When It Comes to Toys, Shop Smart, Shop Safe
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim
MEN'S HEALTH
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
MENTAL HEALTH
Vitamin C Protects Some Elderly Men From Bone Loss
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
Reminiscing Helps Build Emotional Strength
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
SENIORS
Living Alone Increases Odds of Developing Dementia
Exercise Benefits Even the Oldest Old
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
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Childhood Dairy Intake Boosts Bone Health Later On

THURSDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Having two or more servings of dairy products a day starting as a preschooler may lead to better bone health as an adolescent, a new report says.

The study, expected to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics, found higher levels of bone mineral content and bone density in teens who consumed dairy at least twice a day since the ages of 3 to 5. These adolescents' average bone mineral content was 175 grams higher than adolescents who had consumed less than two dairy servings a day, even after researchers adjusted the results for factors that affect normal bone development, such as the child's growth, body size, and activity level.

The study highlights the significant role dairy plays in childhood as "a key source of proteins, calcium, and other micronutrients including phosphorus and vitamin D," study researcher Lynn Moore, of Boston University School of Medicine, said in a news release issued by the journal.

The researchers also found that children who combined their 2 or more servings of dairy with 4 ounces of meat or other nondairy protein during a day had bone mineral contents more than 300 grams higher than those children with lower intakes of both dairy and other proteins.

The findings come from analyzing data and family food diaries from the Framingham Children's Study, which gathered information from 106 children, 3 to 5 years of age at the beginning of the study, over a 12-year period. Information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture was also used to determine the children's average daily intake of dairy and other foods.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about bone health.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: The Journal of Pediatrics, news release, Aug. 13, 2008

Last Updated: Aug. 14, 2008

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