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Nutrition News

Viva!Health unravels the most recent scientific research and makes it easy to understand. Here we update you on the latest findings...

As women age and their oestrogen levels naturally drop, they are at risk of an increased bone loss which can eventually result in osteoporosis – brittle bone disease. An interesting study tested...

The journal Osteoporosis International has recently published a review of studies on bone health and acid-alkali balance in the body. Everything we eat forms either acids or alkalis when...

Results of a long-term study showed that milk consumption during adolescence will not protect you from fractures and poor bone health later in life. We all know the dairy industry want us to...

We’ve known for a long time that diets high in fruit and vegetables are good for you. A study examining the relationship between diet and hip fracture risk recently confirmed that they are also...

The results of a 19-year-long study of 61,433 women showed that consuming more than the recommended daily amount of calcium did not offer any protection from osteoporosis and hip fractures. Women...

An article in the journal Nutrients reviewed more than 200 scientific papers on soya published in recent years with regard to specific soya bean constituents, especially isoflavones. The...

Previous studies show that high intakes of animal protein can lead to bone loss. This five-year study in the British Journal of Nutrition looked at the diets of 757 girls in Beijing,...

Some studies suggest that plant hormones found in soya foods (isoflavones) can help reduce bone loss and lower the risk of osteoporosis. However the evidence is somewhat inconsistent. New research...

A team of scientists from Boston have published a study showing that cola drinks may cause bone loss in older women. The Framingham Osteoporosis Study took bone measurements in over 1,400...