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I bet you know your BMI… but do you know your WHR?

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What is WHR? WHR stands for Waist to Hip ratio Things have moved on since the BMI (Body Mass Index) tool was developed. The issue with the BMI tool is that it misses those people with regular weight / height ratio but who carry weight around their middles which carries a higher chance of dying sooner from diabetes or heart disease …

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Calcium as part of a nutritious diet… (updated October 2018)

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Q.Why is calcium in the diet important? How much do I need? Important questions – calcium is needed for strong and healthy bones and teeth. Calcium is also required for cell signalling, blood clotting, muscle contraction and nerve function. Most adults between the ages of 19-65 will need 700mg of calcium a day, (different amounts apply for 0-18 year olds, women breastfeeding will …

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