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

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Renal Bone disease (Renal Osteodystrophy) | myVMC

Renal Bone Disease or Renal osteodystrophy is a bone complication of chronic kidney failure or kidney disease. It causes weak bones which fracture.

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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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Eating for healthy bones information video | myVMC

Calcium rich foods are the most important part of nutrition for strong and healthy bones. Good sources of calcium include milk, cheese and yoghurt.

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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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Osteoporosis - Lab Tests Online AU

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Phosphate - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for phosphate

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