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Time for Change - Sunshine and Exercise Part of Holistic Treatment for Osteoporosis
Date:3/7/2009

e rates. Dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese - especially the harder types of cheese - dark-green, leafy vegetables such as broccoli or spinach, fish - particularly the fatter species such as salmon - tofu and almonds are all rich sources of calcium.(3)

Professor Compston has contributed to this campaign by providing important and viable advice in the management of osteoporosis. Lifestyle changes can complement drug treatment for women already diagnosed with the disease and if adopted early, reduce the risks associated with osteoporosis. The campaign forms part of the company's commitment to taking a holistic approach to women's health. "International Women's Day celebrates women's achievements and aims to inspire them in the future. DAIICHI SANKYO hopes sharing its knowledge of fighting osteoporosis will empower women of all ages to take control of their bone health" said Reinhard Bauer, CEO of DAIICHI SANKYO EUROPE.

A vodcast by Professor Compston and an article are available on the International Women's Day 2009 website, giving information about osteoporosis and explaining how women of any age can adopt a healthy, "bone-friendly" lifestyle. This includes walking, playing tennis and other exercises that place weight on bones and can reduce the rate of bone loss. Women's bones naturally thin after the menopause because they lose the protective effect of the sex hormone oestrogen. The article also recommends getting out-and-about in sunlight so the body can make more vitamin D, which is essential for absorbing calcium - a key building block for strong bones.

Further information about osteoporosis can be found here: http://www.osteoporosis-disease.eu

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