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Rightly, sarcopenia is becoming increasingly recognized as a serious health threat to aging populations everywhere. The gradual loss of physical strength can lead to greater risks of injuries, debilitation and overall frailty. Because there is no single cause for this deterioration, countermeasures are to be multifold.
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November may be Osteoporosis Month, but just five per cent of Canadians consider themselves to be knowledgeable about the disease whose resultant bone fractures are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. To help protect yourself, it's time to get better informed.
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The biggest culprits for robbing your body of calcium are processed foods, including fast foods and beverages. A majority of them are full of unhealthy levels of sugar and/or salt, as well as excessive calories in most cases. But how exactly do acidic foods and drinks make your bones increasingly porous?
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Researchers in Japan say black tea could help treat osteoporosis, a bone condition affecting older people, but admittedly, you need to drink an awful lot of it. Scientists say the humble brew contains...
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Women who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density in the golden years, suffering less frequently from osteoporosis than those who are not, according to a new study at the University...
Alberta is building a culture of continuous improvement in health care. This culture is founded on more and better data, innovative thinking, an extraordinary effort to share information, and unprecedented action on the front lines. Wait time reports cards need to examine performance at this level, and Canadians should have this kind of information to grade their health system.
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The toe bone is connected to the heel bone, the heel bone is connected to the ... kale? Not quite, but calcium-enriched foods helps fuel the 99 per cent of calcium that's tucked away in our bones and...
OTTAWA - Health Canada is alerting Canadians that another osteoporosis drug appears to be linked to unusual fractures of thigh bones in a small number of users.The drug is denosumab and is sold under...
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If you think junk food goes directly to your hips, you're right. But it gets worse. It gets into your hips, and into other bones in the body, too. Junk food, or more precisely, food that is high in fat and sugar, robs the skeleton of the building blocks it needs to grow and remain strong to ward off degenerative conditions like osteoporosis. The picture is not pretty.
Although the dairy industry have done a great job in convincing everyone that they need to consume dairy products to avoid osteoporosis, the research doesn't support the claims. Much more important ar...
When we consider banning flavoured milk from schools or even the common health recommendation of avoiding dairy, the next inevitable question is in regards to getting enough calcium. But I believe that there is no single food every person must consume in order to get a certain nutrient. That is just silly.