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Do Collagen Supplements Really Make Your Skin and Bones Healthier?

The Wall Street Journal reports on the effectiveness of collagen supplements for skin and bone health according to experts including Linda A. Russell, MD, rheumatologist and director of perioperative medicine and the Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Health Center at HSS. 

Since collagen is a protein, and protein is generally good for bone health, collagen supplements may be beneficial, advised Dr. Russell.  But it probably doesn’t incorporate into bone” or reduce the risk of osteoporosis, she said. 

She recommended steps such as consuming sufficient amounts of vitamin D and calcium, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. 

“There are many other things that support bone health,” said Dr. Russell.

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