Essential Minerals And Nutrients Needed For Bone Health

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Posted on 27th January 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Maintaining healthy bones goes far beyond calcium and vitamin D, although these are vital. A healthy bone matrix also relies on vitamins and minerals that are rarely mentioned in the context of osteoporosis, including zinc, boron, copper, magnesium, vitamin K, silicon, folic acid, and others. This information is vital to the 10 million people, including 2 million men, who are known to suffer from osteoporosis in the United States.

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Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation Reduces Fracture Risk Regardless Of Age, Gender

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Posted on 26th January 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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A recent issue of the British Medical Journal, which features a cover emblazoned with the words “Vitamin D deficiency,” reports the results of a review of seven clinical trials which found that supplementing daily with both calcium and vitamin D helps prevent bone fractures among men and women of all ages, with or without a history of fracture.

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Vitamin D and Calcium May Play a Role in the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

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Posted on 31st December 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or large bowel cancer or rectal cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. With 655,000 deaths worldwide per year, it is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world. In the United States, it is the fourth most common cancer in men and women. Caught early, it is often curable.

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