ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Health Tip: Anticipating Acupuncture
Spot light on Dani Antman New Lionheart teacher
ANIMAL CARE
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Safe Toys for Dogs
BONES & JOINTS
Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery
Cane Use May Cut Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis
Vitamin K Doesn't Slow Bone Loss
CANCER
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Steady Weight Gain Boosts Late-Life Breast Cancer Risk
Papaya Could Be a Cancer Fighter
CAREGIVING
With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple
Study Links Pesticides to Birth Defects
Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking
Smog Tougher on the Obese
COSMETIC
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
DENTAL, ORAL
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth
DIABETES
Red-Grape Compound May Improve Diabetes
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
DIET, NUTRITION
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Heart Disease May Be Prevented By Taking Fish Oils, Study Shows
Vitamin D Vital for the Heart
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
1976 Italian Dioxin Release Damaged Babies' Thyroids
Pregnant Rural Women More at Risk
Exposure to 9/11 Fumes Tied to Chronic Headaches
EYE CARE, VISION
Action-Filled Video Games Boost Adult Vision
Magnetic Pulses to Brain Improve Lazy Eye in Adults
Sports Eye Injuries Leading Cause of Blindness in Youths
FITNESS
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
Basketball Star Details His Struggle With Gout
Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
GENERAL HEALTH
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks
Obese People Seem to Do Better With Heart Disease
Estrogen May Help Men's Hearts
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD
Gene Variation Found in Boys With Delinquent Peers
When It Comes to Toys, Shop Smart, Shop Safe
MEN'S HEALTH
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
Countdown to Hair Loss
MENTAL HEALTH
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
The Unmedicated Mind
Love Hormone May Ease Discussion of Painful Topics
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
SENIORS
Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
WOMEN'S HEALTH
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
Steady Weight Gain Boosts Late-Life Breast Cancer Risk
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
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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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