March 2, 2016

Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN Feedback from TappMD Expert
Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN
BPAs
If you are not familiar with BPAs, you should be. The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may play a part in childhood obesity. Studies have linked high exposure in pregnant women to an increased risk of overweight children and now a new study finds that preteen girls with higher levels of BPA in their blood are twice as likely to be overweight. It’s time to reduce exposure to BPA containing plastics, canned goods, and even receipts to cut down on exposure to this dangerous chemical.

The Ache: Nine million adults in the U.S. have osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones prone to breakage, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Another 48 million people have low bone mass that puts them at increased risk for the disease, the foundation says.

The Claim: Over-the-counter dietary supplements containing a metal called strontium can help slow age-related bone loss.

The Verdict: Strontium ranelate, a powder made from strontium and sold as a prescription drug overseas, does help prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis, doctors say. But it isn’t yet known if over-the-counter supplements sold in the U.S., such as strontium citrate and strontium carbonate, are as effective as the prescription form, says Elizabeth Shane, professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

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Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN

Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN, CPT promotes nutrition and wellness as an author, media spokesperson, motivational speaker, and corporate consultant. Erin is the author of the newly released “Belly Fat Diet for Dummies” (Wiley 2012) as well as the creator and author of the Healthy 'n Fit Weight Management Program and the Healthy Resolutions Weight Management Program. She also serves as the featured expert in the #1 best selling diabetes Ipad App “Diabetes: What Now” by Everydayhealth and is the featured nutrition expert on the weekly syndicated health show KnowMoreTV.