Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the human body, is best known for its important role in bone health and protection from osteoporosis. However, in addition to its key role in imparting strength to bones and teeth, calcium plays a critical role as a messenger in cell-signaling pathways throughout the
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Rickets—a common health problem in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—might be making a comeback where you would least expect it: in a modern, industrialized European nation. A recent University of Toronto study (Scientific Reports, Nov. 17, 2017), focused on a mysterious increase in cases of rickets among British children
Vitamin D3, officially known as cholecalciferol, is the form of vitamin D that is produced in our skin. UVB radiation from the sun enters the skin, where it converts cholesterol to cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). The kidney and liver then convert vitamin D3 into other substances to provide various functions in
Q: I got rid of my slippery throw rugs and rearranged my furniture so I won’t trip. What else can I do to protect myself from falls at home?
A: The steps you have already taken are important ones. Likewise, make sure the rooms, stairs, and hallways in your home are
Nutrition Gives You an Edge
Healthy eating habits can help keep you energized and ready to be active. What, when, and how much you eat can greatly affect your ability to perform different physical activities, not to mention your ability to maintain good health. The composition of your meals and snacks,