Osteoporosis

A Broken Bone Could Be a Warning Sign

Julia Thompson | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Thompson

I'm always keen to remind people that osteoporosis can be treated and there are simple things you can do to help keep your bones healthy, whatever your age. I regularly speak to people who, despite a diagnosis of osteoporosis, are leading happy pain free lives.

Beat Osteoporosis: Break Your Dairy Addiction

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Osteoporosis isn't caused by inadequate milk consumption. It's caused, in part, by consuming excess animal protein, sodium and caffeine... In other words, calcium intake alone does not protect against osteoporosis, and low calcium intake does not signify a bone-fracture risk.

Over 50s Break A Bone Every Two Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Bone health is something most people never think about when they are younger, but the National Osteoporosis Society announced some startling figures. ...

Vitamin D Supplements 'Do Not Strengthen Bones'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Vitamin D supplements have no effect on bone density and should not be used to prevent osteoporosis, research has revealed. The study, published in...

Postcode Lottery Damaging Elderly Hip Care Patients

PA | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

Better collaboration is needed between the NHS and social services to help elderly hip care patients overcome an "unacceptable postcode lottery", a pr...

The Government Says Don't Bother, But It's Vital You Supplement Vitamin D Today

Aidan Goggins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

In the UK vitamin D deficiency is believed to cost the UK taxpayer a staggering £29 billion annually - over a quarter of the NHS budget. Compare this to smoking which costs £6 billion annually.

MP Urges Action on Rickets Epidemic but Misses the Point

Glen Matten | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

MP Kate Green is reported as arguing that recommendations to promote our vitamin D intake should be "clear, consistent and well targeted". But that only works if we have government guidelines that are effective and reflect the current evidence, which they don't.

Bringing the 'Sunshine Vitamin' Out of the Shadows

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Stephan B. Tanda

This week marked a very important event in what is a very important year for vitamins - the 100th anniversary of their discovery.

Weighty Matters: Sportswomen, Wimbledon and the Perils of Body Image

Brendan Pittaway | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Sport
Brendan Pittaway

Laura Robson strikes me as centred, sorted and secure sportswoman capable of taking criticism in her athletic stride. Sadly, there is a body of evidence suggesting that ill-judged remarks only add unwanted and unbearable pressure to the strain of competition for other female athletes.

Common Osteoporosis Drug Linked To Eye Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Drugs commonly used to help prevent osteoporosis may increase the risk of a serious inflammatory eye disease, Canadian researchers have discovered. ...

Could This £1 Drug Beat Osteoarthritis?

PA | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Costly hip and knee replacements could be averted by giving patients a "breakthrough" drug costing less than £1 a day, trial results suggest. The ...

Sunny D - The UK's Vitamin D Deficiency

Laura Knowles | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

Ah Vitamin D. You've become quite a celebrity recently. You seem to be in every health story I read. The majority of the Vitamin D created in our bodies come from exposure to sunlight and after years of slapping on the factor 50 and worrying about skin cancer, it would appear we have all become D deficient.

Could This Vitamin Weaken Your Bones?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Taking a daily supplement of vitamin E could cause thinning of the bones, new research has found. Researchers from Keio University in Tokyo perform...

9 Ways To Strengthen Your Bones

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

They may be better known as granny’s staple for “keeping things moving”, but new research suggests prunes are good for osteoporosis as well as c...