"Building Bone Vitality: A Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Bone Loss and Reverse Osteoporosis," a new book by Amy Lanou, UNC Asheville assistant professor of health and wellness, has been getting a lot of attention. In fact, on November 24, it landed in the widely respected Jane Brody health column in the New York Times. The article was one of the most emailed stories in the Times that day. The exposure also helped boost book sales. "Building Bone Vitality" jumped more than 1,000 spaces in Amazon.com sales rankings.
The mention in the New York Times is just one of a recent list of accolades. The book has received favorable reviews and has been featured in publications around the world – from Ode Magazine in England to the Times of India. Lanou has been interviewed on radio stations from coast to coast and was a guest on "A View from the Bay," a popular San Francisco morning television show earlier this year.
"Building Bone Vitality" uses the latest clinical studies and medical information to explain why there's no proof of dairy's usefulness in bone health and why eating low-acid foods and taking daily walks are the most effective ways to prevent bone loss. It provides practical advice to strengthen bones, reduce the risk of fractures and prevent osteoporosis. The book was released in May by McGraw Hill.
To see the complete New York Times story, click on http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/24/health/24brod.html
For more about the book, click on http://www.unca.edu/news/releases/2009/bonevitality.html