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Many options to ease leg cramps

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

At least 30% of all pregnant women get painful muscle cramps in their legs, particularly during the third trimester and most often at night. Researchers at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences conducted a study to compare the effects of different vitamin supplementation on pregnancy leg cramps. In total, 84 pregnant women were randomly assigned [...]

Women and Cancer: Calcium may offer protection

By | August 3rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

A University of Minnesota Cancer Center study found that women consuming more than 800 mg of calcium each day reduced their risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 26 to 46%. A 26% reduction in risk of colorectal cancer occurred regardless of whether the calcium intake was from diet or supplement. Among women who [...]

Start Calcium Early: Study shows supplements before puberty help later on

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

New research on calcium and bone development suggests that efforts to prevent osteoporosis could actually start before puberty. In the study at The Ohio State University Medical Center, researchers found that calcium supplementation significantly increased bone mass development during a critical childhood growth spurt. The findings suggest that elevated calcium use by pre-adolescent girls is [...]

Can calcium prevent colon cancer?

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Colon cancer is a leading cancer in men and women, especially in industrialized countries. Calcium is believed to be a protective agent for colon cancer because it may inhibit processes critical to the growth of colon cancer cells. Two recent studies support this theory, suggesting that increased calcium intake may prevent the growth of the [...]

Reduce PMS Risk: Get more calcium and vitamin D, find researchers

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D may lower the risk of developing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), according to a new study. While most women may experience mild emotional or physical premenstrual symptoms, as many as eight to 20% of women experience symptoms severe enough to meet the definition of premenstrual syndrome, characterized by moderate [...]

Pill Protection: Extra calcium counters bone loss from oral contraceptives

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Women who take oral contraceptives can counteract bone loss by making sure they have enough calcium in their daily diet, especially early in life, according to Purdue University research. Earlier research has indicated that optimizing bone mass in adolescence and young adulthood prevents low bone density and osteoporosis later in life. On the other hand, [...]

Calcium protects women on the pill

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Women who take oral contraceptives can counteract bone loss by making sure they get enough calcium, especially early in life, according to Purdue University research. “It’s estimated that eight out of 10 women in the US use oral contraceptives at some time during the years in which peak bone mass is developing,” said Purdue’s Dorothy [...]

Calcium lowers colon cancer risk

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A University of Minnesota Cancer Center study found that women consuming more than 800 mg of calcium each day reduced their risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 26% to 46%. A 26% reduction in risk of colorectal cancer occurred regardless of whether the calcium intake was from diet or supplement. Among women who [...]