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Vitamin D- just another vitamin?

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We all know that calcium is good for bones, and much has been written about this, but calcium goes hand in hand with vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for the development and maintenance of bone, both for its role in assisting calcium absorption from food in the intestine, and for ensuring the renewal and […]

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Nutrition and Bone Health 1

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Bone is a living, dynamic, metabolically active tissue. It is also a specialized connective tissue, composed of a collagen (protein) framework, permeated with mineral salts composed of mostly calcium and phosphate, together with trace amounts of other minerals and ions. It is estimated that worldwide an osteoporotic fracture occurs every 3 seconds. At 50 years […]

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Other Micronutrients and Bone Health

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Although calcium and vitamin D are important for building and maintaining bone health, there are a number of other important nutrients. Vitamin K Vitamin K is needed for the production and functioning of a compound called osteocalcin. Osteocalcin is the second most abundant protein in bone after collagen, and it is required for bone mineralization. […]

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