Importance of Bone Health
Factors affecting bone health
Calcium is essential for strong bones. Calcium from food is absorbed in our small intestine and deposited in the bones. 19 Eating Calcium-rich foods = more Calcium for absorption and utilization = strong bones.
Women and Bone Health
Indian women are more prone to Osteoporosis but regular physical activity, attention to consuming a healthy diet, supplementation with bone nutrients such as Calcium and Vitamin D3 to make up for gaps coupled with regular check-ups can help address and solve any bone-related problems early on.21, 22
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20National institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases. Calcium and Vitamin D: Important at Every Age. Available from: https://www.bones.nih.gov/health-info/bone/bone-health/nutrition/calciumand-vitamin-d-important-every-age. Accessed on: 20 august 2020.
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22National institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases. Osteoporosis. Available from: https://www.niams.nih.gov/healthtopics/osteoporosis. Accessed on: 18 July 2020.