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Calcium and bone health – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on October 1st, 2015.

Calcium gives you strong bones, right? Not according to new Kiwi research. Increasing calcium intake through diet or supplements should not be recommended for fracture or osteoporosis prevention, say researchers from the University of Auckland. They undertook two studies examining the available published evidence for the role of calcium in boosting bone health in older […]

RadioNZ: Vitamin D no panacea – UK study

Peter Griffin posted in on December 20th, 2010.

A UK study has found that, while vitamin D is essential for good bone health, there is no evidence for for claims of some of its other benefits, including combating heart disease and cancer. Vitamin D is made by the body when skin is exposed to UV, and can also be found in some forms […]

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