Americans were warned last week that unless they up their
consumption of calcium and vitamin D, the number of people
suffering from osteoporosis and low bone mass is likely to jump,
and advised that supplements could be the answer.
Calcium intake and exercise combination is the key to optimal
increases in bone density for pre-adolescent children, finds a new
study that combines previous evidence suggesting the independent
benefits of calcium and physical activity...
Exercise is more influential than calcium intake in determining
bone strength in young women, say US researchers, who found that
daily calcium intake had no significant impact on bone gain during
Calcium supplementation in girls, even before puberty, may help
prevent later osteoporosis, perhaps in part by bringing on earlier
menstruation, according to a study presented at a world congress on
osteoporosis last month.
Folic acid - the B vitamin found commonly in supplements and
increasingly in a wide range of bread products - is already known
to prevent severe birth defects and to lower risk of death from
heart disease. But it could also help to...
K2, the vitamin extracted from fermented natto soyfood, has been
shown to have greater levels of absorption in the blood than
commonly used vitamin K, as well as reducing several risk factors
for osteoporosis, suggest new findings.
Japan's Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation (ALIC) has
teamed up with two research bodies to develop a new functional
fermented miso derived from skimmed milk, that contains three times
as much calcium as regular...