New Disney Resort in Hawaii

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Combined Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation Can Reduce Fracture Risk

A new analysis on the effects of vitamin D on bone health shows that it cuts fracture risk in older adults, but only when taken with calcium supplements.

The review of nearly 50 studies on vitamin D — present in a small number of foods and produced naturally in the skin with sun exposure — by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) also indicates that it’s too soon to tell if vitamin D supplements can help prevent cancer.

Report author Mei Chung, assistant director of the Evidence-based Practice Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, said she wasn’t able to advise specific recommended doses based on the review, which concluded that a daily vitamin D regimen of between 300 and 1,100 international units (IUs) combined with 500 to 1,200 milligrams (mg) of calcium reduces fracture risk in those over 65.

“I think vitamin D likely has more benefits than we currently know and also presents little harm,” said Dr. Robert Graham, a vitamin D researcher and internist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, who did not participate in the USPSTF report, published Dec. 20 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Lunch Idea

KFC Japan Christmas Party Barrel for Four


  • 8 pieces Original Chicken
  • Christmas Salad
  • Dessert – Chocolate Cake

The packaged deal also includes printed plates with Christmas theme. The theme is diferent for every year. The picture below shows the plates since their introduction in 1990.

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Thai Fish Cake


1 kg fish fillets
1 egg
2 tsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 tsp sugar
100 g green beans, thinly sliced
oil for deep-frying

Red Curry Paste

1 small red onion (100 g), chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp chopped fresh lemon grass
3 tsp chopped fresh coriander root
2 tsp dried chilli flakes
1 tsp galangal powder
1 tsp grated lime rind
1/2 tsp shrimp paste
1 dried kaffir lime leaf
3 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp cumin seeds


  1. Blend or process all red curry paste ingredients until smooth.
  2. Blend or process fish, egg, coriander, sugar and 1/3 cup of red curry paste until well combined and smooth. Reserve remaining red curry paste for another use.
  3. Combine fish mixture and beans in bowl. Mix well.
  4. Roll 2 tbsp of mixture into a ball, flatten slightly. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  5. Deep-fry fish cakes in hot oil until well browned and cooked. Drain on absorbent paper.

Yields 25 cakes

Source: Women’s Weekly