Osteoporosis

Rethinking Drug Treatment for Osteopenia

About 10 prescription drugs have been approved to prevent or treat osteoporosis. Experts are still debating about who should take the drugs besides people with osteoporosis. After some of the drugs were also approved for osteopenia two decades ago, many women (and some men) with the condition started taking them, raising concerns about overtreatment. But in…

Milk: Does It Really Benefit Bones?

Humans need calcium and vitamin D to build strong bones. And drinking milk that's fortified with vitamin D is an easy way to get those nutrients. But does that mean drinking milk will help prevent osteoporosis-related fractures?