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Junk Food and Bone Health

 

The connection between junk food and poor bone development has been researched extensively with reports being presented in the popular journal, Osteoporosis International. The research has suggested that those who grow up within close proximity to several fast food establishments are more likely to consume junk food, and they have discovered a link between the presence of these food choices in the diet and poor bone development.

Whole Grains and Heart Health

Cardiovascular diseases are a leading killer all around the globe, claiming the lives of over 17 million people worldwide each year. That equates to three in every ten deaths. In the United States alone over 800,000 people die each year of this cause.

Calcium and Ageing: How Much is Enough?

As we age our risk of injury increases and we have to pay closer attention to how we take care of ourselves. Not only does it become more important to eat well and to exercise regularly, but we must also be more careful in general about the activities that we engage in. In order to protect ourselves from injury as we grow into our senior years, it is helpful to have a working knowledge of nutrition. This is because the nutrients that we consume play a huge role in maintaining our health, fitness and range of functions.

The Future of Medicine

 

It is true to say that the future of medicine depends on those who are currently studying it! The medical professionals of tomorrow are still being molded into the life-saving people they will become and they have a great deal of innovation to bring to the table. Medicine is a field that is constantly changing as new techniques, procedures and medications are discovered and invented.

 

High Five for World Arthritis Day!

Since 1996 October 12th has been recognized as World Arthritis Day. The aim of this day is to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (also known as RMDs). You might be wondering, however, what exactly is arthritis and how does it affect those living with it? 

The term arthritis actually just refers to joint inflammation and describes more than 100 diseases and conditions that affect joints. Arthritis can affect anyone at anytime and is the leading cause of disability in the United States, with more 50 million adults and 30,000 children being affected. Common symptoms of arthritis include pain, swelling, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. There are many different types of arthritis and symptoms can range from mild to severe. 

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