Shrews have the extraordinary ability to shrink in winter, when there's less for them to eat, and grow back to their full size in summer. It's a survival strategy that humans could potentially learn from.
Vitamin D is essential for our body. It strengthens our immune system, our bones and supports our muscles. Many people underestimate the importance of vitamin D and unknowingly suffer from vitamin D deficiency.
Dr. Dieter Felsenberg explains what causes osteoporosis and its dangers. Germany's leading orthopedic researcher heads the Center for Muscle and Bone Research, the ZMK, at Berlin's renowned Charité Clinic.
What can you do to help slow the progression of osteoporosis and strengthen your bones?
When healthy bones break, a cast, surgical screws or nails and a bit of rest usually do the trick. But when a patient has osteoporosis, fractures are more risky, as the bones have become brittle and fragile.
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