According to research published in the British Journal of Pharmacology in 2008 alendronate (Fosamax), raloxifene (Evista) and estradiol (bioidentical estrogen) are inferior to the phytoestrogen genistein commonly found in fermented soy*, red clover, kudzu, fava beans and coffee in preserving bone mineral density (quantity) and strength (quality) in an animal model of menopausal (ovariectomy-induced) osteoporosis.
New research published this week in the journal Heart has confirmed the findings of two controversial studies on calcium supplementation and heart attack risk published in the British Medical Journal last year, and which found a 24-27% increased risk of heart attack for those who took 500 mg of elemental calcium a day.
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