Taking vitamin D and calcium WON"T prevent broken bones, say leading experts

Taking vitamin D and calcium WON'T prevent broken bones, say leading experts Taking typical supplement dose provides no benefits for average post-menopausal women, finds U.S task forceBut those at high risk of weak bones should consult their doctor By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:31 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 26 February 2013 The NHS recommends people over 65 take a daily vitamin D supplement Older women who pop vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones may be taking them in vain, according to leading experts.

Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones

Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones 'Excruciatingly painful' condition affects 12 per cent of men and four per cent of women in the UKSome of the vitamin C absorbed by the body is excreted in urine as oxalateThis is one of the key components of kidney stones By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:05 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 5 February 2013 Men who took vitamin C supplements at least once a day had the highest risk of kidney stones Men who take vitamin C supplements every day double their risk of suffering from kidney stones, new research suggests.

Lulu: "I"m thicker now in the waist and I hate it, but I cannot starve myself"

'I'm thicker now in the waist and I hate it, but I cannot starve myself': Under the microscope with Lulu | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 2 October 2012 The 63-year-old singer on how she keeps slim and suffering from depression after the end of her second marriage 'If I'm 8 st, it's my perfect weight (I'm 5ft 1in),' said Lulu ARE YOU MORE HEALTH CONSCIOUS WITH AGE I’ve always been health conscious but every year I now have a health test, including a laparoscopy where a camera is put into your stomach.

Excess levels of Vitamin D linked with higher death rates

Excess levels of Vitamin D linked to higher death rates Too much of the sunshine vitamin may cause almost as much harm as too little | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 30 May 2012 Excess levels of vitamin D in the blood are linked with higher death rates, warn researchers.

Dental filling of the future kills bacteria and regenerates tooth

Open wide! Dental filling of the future kills bacteria and regenerates tooth Filling contains calcium phosphate nanoparticles that rebuild tooth minerals | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 4 May 2012 The dreaded trip to the dentist to replace a worn-out filling could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a dental breakthrough.

Chocolate, wine and TV sitcoms: New diet guide reveals the most unlikely weight-loss tips

Chocolate, wine and TV sitcoms: New diet guide reveals the most unlikely weight-loss tips | UPDATED: 23:02 GMT, 21 March 2012 Women's websites and fitness magazines constantly bombard readers with tips on how to lose weight and keep it off forever but often the advice is intimidating or repetitious.

Women have tried 61 diets by the age of 45 in the constant battle to stay slim

Women have tried 61 diets by the age of 45 in the constant battle to stay slim | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 20 March 2012 Faddy eaters: Women try the biggest variety of slimming tricks, from cutting out carbs to dieting on cabbage soup (picture posed by model) Whether it’s salad, cabbage soup or low carbohydrates, women have tried every slimming trick in the book.