Think of an Aero chocolate compared with a solid bar – the word osteoporosis (from the Greek for ‘bone’ and ‘pore’) tells us that the affected bones have holes in their structure. Osteoporosis has been called the ‘silent disease’, progressing without any outward sign, sometimes for decades, until a fracture occurs. Today, regular bone mineral […]

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Some diseases and conditions are commonly considered to be exclusive to the domain of women. Who would ever think of men getting breast cancer, or osteoporosis for that matter? Men often think that their bodies should work like a well-oiled machine, and thus find it difficult to cope when they malfunction – even more so […]

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The relationship between vitamin D and bone, heart health and calcium metabolism is particularly interesting because of the simultaneous involvement of other nutrients, notably vitamin K. These two vitamins work in tandem to help prevent serious disease. Vitamin D plays a role in many diseases other than bone and in this it is frequently assisted […]

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