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Nutrition Expert’s New Book Debunks Doctor’s Advice to Drink Milk to Prevent Osteoporosis

Posted on August 28, 2009 by Claire Sowerbutt. No Comments

For years, doctors have told us to drink milk and take calcium supplements to improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis. The problem is they’re wrong, according to new book co-authored by Amy Lanou, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Published by McGraw-Hill, “Building Bone Vitality: A Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Bone Loss and Reverse Osteoporosis” dispels the calcium myth and tells readers that eating low-acid foods like fruits and vegetables and taking daily walks are more effective than calcium in preventing bone loss.

Lanou is a frequently quoted media source on health and nutrition and is available for interviews on a variety of health and nutrition topics. She holds a doctorate in human nutrition from Cornell University, and is the author of "Healthy Eating for Life for Children," and serves as senior nutrition scientist for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

 

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