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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 […]

Fish oil during pregnancy – benefits questioned

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 20th, 2010.

New research led by the University of Adelaide challenges advice that pregnant women should increase their intake of fish oil. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that consumption of fish oil during pregnancy did not decrease post-natal depression or improve cognitive and language development in offspring during […]

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