London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston is in the October issue of Cook Vegetarian talking about vegetarian diets and bone health and what to watch for with osteoporosis.
The nutritionist says exercise, healthy digestive and hormonal systems are key.
"By the time many people start worrying about their bone health it's often a little to late to avoid osteoporosis completely but it's never to late to reduce the risks of it getting much worse.
There is a lot of misunderstanding about the way the body repairs and maintains your bones, for many people cow's milk could actually make things worse as long term too much calcium has been shown to be as detrimental as too little calcium.
As usual it's all about balance and synergy, things that unfortunately the average modern diet is sadly lacking in.
Vegan women who have very low levels of dietary calcium obviously inevitable display signs of deteriorating bone health but The EPIC Oxford study and other research has proven that even vegans (who consume no dairy products) can enjoy excellent bone health on fairly moderate intakes of dietary calcium and may escape the plague of osteoporosis afflicting the western world.