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  1. Consumers lose if industry can discredit food labelling scheme

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... variety may have more added sugars and calories than the regular variety. A 'calcium-enriched' product may contain less calcium than other ordinary brands, but be more expensive. ...

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    Calcium intake sorely lacking in Hongkongers

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com When cracks appear in your diet Hongkongers are sorely lacking calcium in their diet, according to a recent poll of more than 1,300 people. The average ... studies, indicating that more education about the importance of calcium is urgently needed to prevent potentially dire consequences. The body needs calcium not only to maintain strong bones, ...

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    Benefits of vitamin D should be crystal clear

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by IRIS RAPOPORT

    ... Iris Rapoport The hexagon not only shapes our unique volcanic landscape but is also a vital factor in our teeth, bones and absorbtion of calcium Vitamin D benefits are crystal clear ... metres. Hexagonal structures are not rare in nature. For instance, the crystals in our bones and teeth, the apatites, are hexagonal. These apatite crystals contain calcium. The main fraction ...

  4. Where do you get your calcium?

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the most important items in the nutrition pyramid, and as a source of calcium. About 27 per cent of those who do not drink milk currently said they had when they were younger but had stopped during their teenage years. Taste was the main reason people cited for quitting milk and opting for other foods to get their calcium. Twenty-two per cent thought there was no need to drink milk. Two readers ...

  5. Take the Calcium Quiz

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. Calcium is a a. mineral b. chemical c. hormone 2. 99 per cent of calcium is stored in your a. blood b. stomach c. bones and teeth 3. Calcium is essential for healthy a. hair and eyes b. bones and teeth c. memory and eye sight 4. Osteoporosis is a. when your teeth fall out b. a disease caused by too much calcium c. a debilitating disease in which the bones deteriorate 5. A good ...

  6. Salt high, calcium low in school lunch boxes

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Most lunch boxes for primary school children are too salty and lack calcium, Department of Health tests of 78 lunches from 19 suppliers have found. All but one sample contained more salt than the recommended level, while the amount of calcium in 77 samples was far below the amount deemed necessary. Three samples- fried noodles, a cheeseburger and a fried beef dish- ...

  7. Make no bones about calcium

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Our bodies build and rebuild our bones every day. How much we build depends on many things, but the food we eat and the type of exercise we do are especially important. Calcium is a mineral which helps the body build strong bones and teeth. It is found in milk, cheese, yoghurt, green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, kai lan and pak choi, tofu, soya milk with added calcium ...

  8. Calcium Made Interesting- Sketches, Essays, Letters, Gondolas

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Calcium Made Interesting- Sketches, Essays, Letters, Gondolas by Graham Chapman, edited by Jim Yoakum Pan, HK$128 Bolivia's foreign minister, David Choquehuanca, reportedly told the US Congress foreign relations committee in March that schoolchildren should be fed coca leaves for breakfast because coca contains more calcium than milk. The late Graham Chapman, star ...

  9. The bone builder

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wynnie Chan The building block of bones Calcium is a mineral. There's around 1 kg of calcium in an adult human. Of this, 99 per cent is stored in the bones and teeth. Calcium is combined with another mineral called phosphate to give bones and teeth their rigid and hard structure. Our bodies can't make calcium so we must obtain it from the foods we eat. The reason we ...

  10. Investing in bone health

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Wing-kei asks: Which foods are rich in calcium and good for bone growth? Wynnie says: Bone is a living tissue, which means it's continuously being remodelled- that is, old ... your diet contains enough calcium and vitamin D from childhood to early adulthood, and by doing regular weight-bearing exercises. So invest in your bone health right now. Think of your skeleton ...




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