Bone Health

Health articles concerning bone health


4 March 2016  |  Editor
Female Hormone Balance – Vitamin D for healthy bones

The dramatic decline in oestrogen production caused by the menopause has far reaching effects for female bone health. Oestrogen has a protective effect on bones and low levels following the menopause leave women at greater risk of developing the bone disorders osteopenia and osteoporosis, and suffering fractures more easily.

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3 March 2016  |  Editor
Micronutrient supplements at least as effective as orthodox medicine for strengthening bone density

A new study has shown that supplementing with a certain blend of nutrients is at least as effective as a major orthodox drug treatment in raising bone mass density, and works for some where orthodox medicine has failed.

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26 February 2016  |  Editor
Could your calcium and vitamin D tablets be increasing the risk of stroke and kidney stones

Millions of UK adults supplement regularly with calcium and vitamin D in the hope of preventing bone diseases such as osteoporosis, yet recent research has called these supplements into question.

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26 February 2016  |  Editor
Bone Health Preserved by Potassium

The beneficial effects of potassium have again been demonstrated in a new study highlighting its positive effects on bone health.

The research published in ‘Osteoporosis International’ showed how supplementation with potassium salts lowered calcium and acid excretion and reduced bone resorption – the rate at which bones are broken down and taken into the bloodstream.

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26 February 2016  |  Editor
Low vitamin E linked to increased risk of bone fracture

Results of two large scale studies in Sweden have confirmed the link between vitamin E intake and rate of bone fractures.

The studies involved (the Swedish Mammography Cohort and the Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men) investigated possible links between alpha tocopherol (a form of vitamin E) intake and serum concentration levels and bone fractures in elderly men and women.

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26 February 2016  |  Editor
Bromelain: the digestive enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties for joint pain

You may have come across bromelain as an aid to digestion, but did you know that studies have shown this enzyme to help reduce knee pain and inflammation, and improve general wellbeing?

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