Serious illness may affect bone health

Researchers say that critical illness may accelerate bone resorption. This is a process that occurs when bone is broken down, and calcium and other minerals released into the bloodstream.

The great calcium supplementation con

A new study shows the treatment of osteoporosis still relies heavily on calcium and vitamin D supplementation, despite evidence that this may not help our bones at all and, in fact, may be dangerous to our health. Even worse, manufacturers are making millions out of an ignorant public.

Calcium alone won’t prevent osteoporosis

We need calcium to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis, but we also need to make sure this important mineral is properly absorbed, that we don't overdose and that we get enough of the other bone-building nutrients.

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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