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Osteoporosis: Myths and Facts

Virtually every day we are exposed to advertisements on television promoting milk and other dairy products for their calcium content to protect against osteoporosis. Whilst these ads may be useful in promoting sales of dairy products they do not reflect current information on factors that cause or contribute to this disease.

Osteoporosis is not a disease caused by calcium deficiency. It is a disease of inappropriate calcium liberation from the bones and many factors can contribute to this process.


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