A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition suggests a link between fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and bone health. It indicates that combining a calcium supplement with FOS is more effective than taking a calcium supplement alone (1).
The two-year study followed 300 post-menopausal women and measured markers of bone health. The women were randomly [...]
A randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled trial has suggested that potassium citrate may have significant benefits for bone health (1).
The research involved 201 healthy elderly men and women who received supplements each day for 24 months. All of the adults received a calcium and vitamin D supplement each day. In addition, the adults were given [...]
Bone health is an issue which is becoming increasingly more prominent in today’s society. According to the National Osteoporosis Society (1), one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 in the UK will suffer with a bone fracture. This is mainly due to poor bone health which means [...]
As a nutritional therapist, I am always interested in new dietary approaches to protect our health as we age. I was particularly interested to read about a recent study which found dried plums to be of significant benefit in supporting bone health.
The study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, found that eating [...]
The long chain omega 3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, trout and sardines, play an important role in optimal health. As previously mentioned in my blog posts they are important for our hearts, brain, eyes and may protect against various conditions. There [...]