from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A measurement corresponding to the mineral density of bone, used to diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis. Also called bone mineral density.
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- n. Bone mineral density; a measure indicating the amount of mineral in bones, used to estimate the risk of osteoporosis or fractures.
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A study at the National Institutes of Mental Health comparing bone mineral density in women with both normal and elevated cortisol found that those with elevated stress hormones had bone density similar to that of seventy-year-olds!
Advacal from Lane Labs is the only calcium supplement proven at this writing to increase bone density in the critical spine.
If you’re over thirty-five, Dr. Rosedale suggests having your “free” hormones especially testosterone tested as well as a urine test for certain proteins to indicate bone health more accurately than a bone density test.