calcium

Many options to ease leg cramps

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 [...]

Many options to ease leg cramps 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

Women and Cancer: Calcium may offer protection

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 [...]

Women and Cancer: Calcium may offer protection 2018-02-15T15:52:59+00:00

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

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 [...]

Start Calcium Early: Study shows supplements before puberty help later on 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Can calcium prevent colon cancer?

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 [...]

Can calcium prevent colon cancer? 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

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

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 [...]

Reduce PMS Risk: Get more calcium and vitamin D, find researchers 2018-02-15T15:53:01+00:00

Pill Protection: Extra calcium counters bone loss from oral contraceptives

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, [...]

Pill Protection: Extra calcium counters bone loss from oral contraceptives 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Calcium protects women on the pill

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 protects women on the pill 2015-09-09T13:49:30+00:00

Calcium lowers colon cancer risk

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 [...]

Calcium lowers colon cancer risk 2018-02-15T15:53:03+00:00

Calcium and Crohn’s: Supplements can save patients’ bones without extra drugs

According to a recent study, the addition of popular bone building drugs to calcium and vitamin D therapy to treat bone loss associated with Crohn's disease is not beneficial. Moreover, the study shows that calcium and vitamin D treatment alone can improve bone mineral density (BMD) in Crohn's patients by 3 to 4% per year. [...]

Calcium and Crohn’s: Supplements can save patients’ bones without extra drugs 2015-09-09T13:49:33+00:00

Bone Protection: RDA for vitamin D may need to be raised, say researchers

With an aging population, and with people living longer, experts say bone fractures will become a bigger and more costly problem unless more is done to prevent them. While vitamin D has been shown to reduce the risk of fracture in the elderly, a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association [...]

Bone Protection: RDA for vitamin D may need to be raised, say researchers 2015-09-09T13:49:33+00:00

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