Reduce Your Risk of Osteoporosis
Women in northern Europe could find osteoporosis a serious
problem, making adequate calcium intake a heath
priority Sunlight helps your body synthesize vitamin
D, which in turn helps your body to absorb calcium.
During winter, vitamin D
fall and calcium stored in bone may
Be depleted to make-up for inadequate calcium from
the diet. But consuming at least 1000mg of calcium a
day can help prevent bone loss. In a recent study,
of women consumed four glasses of full milk a day;
another took 1000mg of calcium carbonate a day
two separate doses, and a third took a placebo.
two years, the placebo group had lost three per cent
of bone mineral density. The women who drank milk
had minimal loss, while
who took supplements suffered no bone loss and
showed a significant increase in
bone mineral density.