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Calcium is an essential nutrient for building and maintaining healthy bones and teeth.

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Prevention | Osteoporosis Australia

What can I do to prevent osteoporosis? You can take action to maintain and improve your bone health at every stage of life. Adequate calcium intake, propervitamin D levels (to help absorb calcium) and specific exercises are all important for healthy bones.For people with low bone density or osteoporosis these 3 factors are veryimportant.

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Calcium and Phosphate Balance

Phosphate is a mineral which combines with calcium to form the hard structure of your bones and teeth. It comes from the food that you eat.

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Osteoporosis - Lab Tests Online AU

Osteoporosis is a thinning and weakening of the bones, usually associated with the aging process. The bones hold almost all of the bodys calcium the remaining small amount circulates for use by the body. Bone, like other organs, is constantly breaking down and reforming. With osteoporosis, the amount of calcium present in the bone slowly decreases, causing the bones to become brittle and prone to fracture. Often, the diagnosis of osteoporosis is not made until a fracture (broken bone) occurs with only moderate pressure.

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Strong muscles and bones

Being active, having enough vitamin D and eating the right foods are all important to help us stay healthy, keep our bones and muscles strong and our brain working well.

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Osteoporosis | Nutrition Australia

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones have lost calcium and other minerals, become fragile and tend to fracture more easily. In Australia, osteoporosis affects one in two females and one in three males over the age of 60.

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What is it? | Osteoporosis Australia

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a common diseaseaffecting over 1 million Australians. This disease makes bones become brittle leading to a higher risk of breaksthan in normal bone. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, causinga loss of bone thickness (bone density or mass).

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Dairy Nutrients | Nutrition Australia

() Many people know that dairy foods are high in calcium, which is important for building and maintaining strong bones.

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Also known as Total calcium; corrected calcium; ionised calcium; Ca++ Why get tested? To determine if the level of calcium in your blood is at normal levels.

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Milk, cheese and yoghurt

Dairy gives your child protein and calcium that help build strong bones and teeth. Find out how much your kids should be having and some tips on how to include in their daily diet.

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Real Stories | Osteoporosis Australia

Real Stories What does a world famous Lead Guitarist, former AFL Coach, University Dean and a Documentary Producer have in common?Well theyre all busyand they all care about their bones. Living with low bone density or osteoporosis means taking action to improve your bone health. Many thanks to the following individuals who have taken the time to share their stories with us to encourage us all to take better care of our bones.

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