A study suggests vegans are 43% more likely to break bones than meat and fish-eaters.
The NHS currently advises taking supplements during winter months.
Exercise (along with a healthy diet) plays one of the most important roles in reversing bone loss, increasing your bone density and preventing fractures
Last week marked World Osteoporosis Day - a condition that affects over three million people in the UK. It is characterised by changes to the structure and density of bones, making them thin, weak and prone to breakages.
Worryingly, the trend is greatest in our young generation of 16-24 year olds who are shunning dairy at the fastest rate, despite needing it the most during their strong bone-forming years to prevent health issues such as osteoporosis or thinning bones later in life.
As with all parts of the human body, looking after your bone health is vital. Not only do bones provide support and structure, but they also protect our organs, anchor our muscles and help regulate our calcium levels. Bones are constantly broken down and replaced.
'I can lose consciousness about four times a week.'
A woman’s agonising genetic condition is causing her skull to gradually crush her own spinal cord – and it could kill her
One of the girls lived with a broken back for several years without realising.
A mum and her twin daughters have fractured more than 100 bones between them because of a hereditary health condition. Jill