20% risk of prostate cancer reduces by tomato-rich diet: Study

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Washington: The risk of developing prostate cancer can lower to 18 percent in those men who take over 10 portions of tomatoes in a week, says a new study.

Shying away from Sun? Relax, here`s why

The ideal dose of vitamin D required by a human body ranges between 1,000 and 2,000 IU (International Units) per day.

Learn how `free` calcium works in our body

The mystery behind free-flowing calcium in our body and its role has been unlocked for the first time.

Why people started to drink milk thousands of years ago

A new study has tried to understand why it was so advantageous to drink milk in different parts of the world over the last 10,000 years.

6 tips for eating healthy during Menopause

Menopause is a frightening word for women. This transition is a consequence of biological aging and accompanying signs and effects that can occur during the menopause years can significantly disrupt their daily activities and sense of well-being.

Drinking more milk during teens does not lower future hip fracture risk in men

A new study has revealed that drinking more milk as a teenager apparently does not lower the risk of hip fracture as an older adult and instead appears to increase that risk for men.

Soak up the sun for healthy bones

Eating a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D is very important to keep your bones healthy and strong.

Know the right quantity of nutrients required by body

It`s well known that iron, vitamins or carbohydrates are nutrients essential to keep our body fit. But be careful about the quantity, warns an expert.

Calcium and vitamin D supplements improve bone health after menopause

A new study suggests that women should take calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause for bone health.

Puzzle of how heart regulates its beat solved

A long-withstanding puzzle as to how the heart regulates its beat appears to have been solved, paving way for better understanding of heart failure.

Calcium and vitamin D intake timing may affect how bone adapts to exercise

Taking calcium and vitamin D before exercise may influence how bones adapt to exercise, according to a new study.

Magnesium as important as calcium for kids` bone health: Study

Most parents make sure that their children drink milk and eat other calcium-rich foods, as it helps build strong bones.

Why dietary minerals are important for good health

Dietary minerals are inorganic elements necessary for building strong bones and teeth, blood, skin, hair, nerve function, muscle, metabolic processes; basically for overall maintenance of bodily functions.

High intake of dairy foods may help prevent hip fractures

Increasing consumption of dairy foods may help reduce risk of osteoporotic fractures in the population aged over 5 and reduce healthcare costs, a new study has suggested.

`Low calcium level increases women`s risk of thyroid disorder`

Intake of too little dietary calcium increases women`s risk of a thyroid condition that can cause bone fractures and kidney stones

Too much calcium and vitamin D can cause kidney stones: Study

Women who take calcium or vitamin D pills daily are at greater risk of developing kidney stones.

Vitamin D with calcium helps reduce mortality in elderly

vitamin D—when taken with calcium—can reduce the rate of mortality in seniors.

Calcium supplements up risk of heart attack: Study

Taking calcium supplements can double the risk of heart attack, claims a new study.

Dietary supplements `do no good and may give you cancer`

People who take dietary supplements to boost their health may be doing themselves more harm than good.

Extra calcium not likely to help teens lose weight

It doesn`t seem calcium help teenagers shed pounds, a new trial suggests.