Vitamin D rather than calcium intake is important in protecting
post-menopausal women from fractures associated with osteoporosis,
US researchers confirm in the February issue of the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The World Health Organisation has defined osteoporosis as the
second leading health care problem after cardiovascular disease. A
new European funded project - called 'Osteodiet' - is set to
investigate dietary strategies...
Isoflavone-enriched soy proteins fail to increase bone mineral
density in young women, according to a new study by researchers at
the University of North Carolina in the US. While a small study,
the findings throw into doubt the claims...
A recent study conducted by herbal and supplement maker OCT USA
found that two of its herbal extracts have a positive effect on
bone metabolism. The company said they could be used by women to
protect against the bone-wasting disease...
Study results presented this weekend at the American Dietetic
Association's annual meeting showed that patients with type 2
diabetes who used calcium-rich meal replacements in conjunction
with a prescription appetite suppressant...
A novel form of vitamin D has been shown to grow bone in the lab
and in experimental animals, a result that holds promise for the
millions worldwide who suffer from or are at risk for the
bone-wasting disease osteoporosis.
An investigation into the role of diet on bone health suggests that
eating plenty of fruit and vegetables could be the key to slowing
down the onset of osteoporosis in women. The research, commissioned
by Britain's Food Standards...
Two new supplements designed to promote bone health have been
launched under the Daily Balance brand. The supplements contain
calcium and soy and were formulated by women's health expert Dr
Scientists in the US have discovered a happy side-effect of hormone
replacement therapy for post-menopausal women. Oestrogen, when
taken in association with calcium and vitamin D, can help prevent
Animal protein has a strengthening effect on the bone density of
elderly women, according to a team of American researchers. The
scientists from the University of California, San Diego, have
investigated the link between bone mineral...
Calcium supplements have been in the news a lot this week, with
revelations just yesterday that the nutrient is more effective when
combined with phosphorous contrasting with news a day earlier that
calcium supplements can help combat...
Calcium has long been touted as a major factor in bone health and
the fight against osteoporosis. But now researchers at Creighton
University in the US appear to have shown that calcium may not be
the only factor when it comes to...