Health: BEYOND CALCIUM

Kids have long been told to drink milk to build strong bones, but new research suggests that maximum bone mass doesn't come in a glass. In a small study of 72 boys and girls ages 8 to 11, English and Welsh doctors found that a combination of increasing calcium in the diet and exercise--specifically, drinking three glasses of milk a day and participating in a vigorous activity such as jumping rope or playing tag--was the best way to strengthen bones.

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