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18 Mar 2003

diet to help with osteoprorosis and cholestrol
Had tests done, signs on cholestrol 5.5 and osteoprorosis low bone density. high stress levels.(blood test was done)
What can I do food wise and vitamins etc. Weight 53kg, 1.63cm long small bone structure and not active at all only doing gardening over weekend.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Annamarie
Seeing that your BMI = 20, you probably have the slender build that is often associated with osteoporosis. The following factors can assist with this bone disease: hormone replacement therapy (if you are post-menopausal?) - the dr will prescribe HRT if necessary; increased intake of calcium from milk and dairy products (use the low-fat or skim varieties to obtain the calcium without the fat to keep that cholesterol down) or by using supplements such as Calcium Sandoz or Caltrate, etc; vit D - in South Africa you only need to expose your skin to sunlight for 30 min a day for your body to produce sufficient vit D; fluoride - chat to your dr about this; load-bearing exercise on a regular basis - join Walk for Life or a good gym. For the cholesterol, it may be prudent to cut down on total and saturated fat intake (click on 'Diet' and 'View old Diet & Food site' and read the articles on 'Low-fat foods') - the exercise will also help.
Best regards
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