When I was in elementary school, I had a terrific friend named Anne whose mother would make her drink a full glass of milk after dinner every night. Back then I used to wonder to myself what that was all about (usually while drinking a Squeeze It).
I'm sure if anyone had a most complete answer for me it would be endocrinologist, Dr. Pauline Camacho. Dr. Camacho shares her research findings, conducted with her colleagues at Loyola University in Chicago, in today's Reuters Health regarding osteoporosis.
The study finds that within the group of research participants (238 postmenopausal women who had been treated for osteoporosis), most of them exhibited a vitamin -D deficiency. The study also finds that breast cancer treatment patients may be at higher risk for the disease due to the effects of chemotherapy and other treatments.
While women with breast cancer are advised to manage their cancer treatment while paying attention to future risks of osteoporosis, all women should find themselves a benevolent master like Anne's mom to ensure that they're getting a daily intake of Vitamin-D.
Dr. Camacho's areas of special interest include Bone Metabolism Osteoporosis, Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders, and Endocrine Disorders. She practices at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood, Illinois, as well as the Loyola Oakbrook Terrace Medical Center in in Oakbrook Terrace. She speaks English and Filipino.