Healthy Bones and Osteoporosis

15th February 2017 / Elaine Allerton

Bone Health, Vitamin/Mineral, supplements
Osteoporosis “Osteo” means bone, and “porosis” means porous… so when you have osteoporosis, your bones become thin and weak, and there’s a higher risk of breaking a bone especially if you fall. Clinical definitions of osteoporosis are based on the measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) from a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan. Our bones

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Do healthy adults need to take vitamin/mineral supplements?

31st January 2017 / Elaine Allerton

Vitamin/Mineral, supplements
As featured on ITV’s “Save Money: Good Health” series 1, episode 4 with Sian Williams During the TV experiment with Sian Williams and our lovely volunteers in Eastbourne on ITV’s “Save Money: Good Health” show, we looked at whether healthy older adults should spend money on vitamin/mineral supplements. Half our volunteers were already taking a

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Vitamin D: the sunshine vitamin

8th October 2016 / Elaine Allerton

#VitaminD, #sunshine, Vitamin/Mineral, supplements
Hello October!… Time to consider vitamin D supplements for everyone over the age of 1 from now until the end of March. Although it’s sunny in this October picture, the sun zenith angles are now too low in UK for us to synthesise vitamin D through skin exposure to the sun.  Vitamin D is important,

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