calcium

Some osteoporosis linked to gluten

Rates of celiac disease are significantly higher in patients with osteoporosis, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They recommend using blood tests to screen osteoporosis patients for celiac disease because their study has shown that treating celiac disease with diet can restore bone health in these patients. Celiac disease [...]

Some osteoporosis linked to gluten 2015-09-09T13:50:26+00:00

Teens: cut osteoporosis risk now!

New research suggests that a woman’s efforts to prevent osteoporosis should actually start before puberty. In the first trial to track calcium’s effects on bone density in girls eight to 13 years old for as long as seven years, researchers at the Ohio State University Medical Center found that calcium supplementation significantly increased bone mass [...]

Teens: cut osteoporosis risk now! 2015-09-09T13:50:26+00:00

Start on calcium young: studies

For women, adolescence is a critical time for building bone mass. In fact, some researchers believe osteoporosis may be prevented or delayed by maximizing bone mass during adolescence. At Ramam Medical Center in Israel, a study found calcium supplementation during the early teen years could provide an extended window for bone mass development. In this [...]

Start on calcium young: studies 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

Older women need calcium and D

Deficiencies in calcium and vitamin D are common in older individuals, particularly those who live in nursing homes. These deficiencies increase the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. Recent studies show supplementation can decrease this risk and provide secondary benefits. At the Rheumatology Department, North Hospital Group in France, researchers conducted a study of supplementation [...]

Older women need calcium and D 2015-09-09T13:50:30+00:00

Calcium with D for better bones

Many Canadians lack sufficient vitamin D, partly because of our long, dark winters — a fact that has many experts concerned, since the body needs both calcium and vitamin D for optimum bone health. While calcium, available from milk products, beans and green leafy vegetables, is used to build strong bones, vitamin D, synthesized in [...]

Calcium with D for better bones 2019-01-09T14:48:19+00:00

Calcium: Study suggests lower risk of colon cancer

Taking calcium supplements is associated with a decreased risk of advanced colon polyps, according to a new study. Although high calcium intake has been shown to inhibit colon cancer in animal experiments, these effects have not been seen consistently in human studies. To explore in greater detail the chemopreventive effects of calcium supplementation, Kristin Wallace, [...]

Calcium: Study suggests lower risk of colon cancer 2015-09-09T13:51:11+00:00

Anticancer Team: Calcium and D work together to reduce cancer risk

The nutrients calcium and vitamin D work in tandem, not separately, to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The research builds on an earlier finding that people who take calcium supplements have a lower risk of adenoma polyps - benign tumours that [...]

Anticancer Team: Calcium and D work together to reduce cancer risk 2015-09-09T13:51:12+00:00

Calcium for Weight Loss? Research shows high intake ups fat burning

Researchers at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center report that calcium may help control body weight, confirming findings from other studies. The report is the first study in humans to demonstrate a link between calcium intake and body weight. Edward Melanson, PhD, and James Hill, PhD, examined diet data from 35 healthy, non-obese adults [...]

Calcium for Weight Loss? Research shows high intake ups fat burning 2019-01-09T14:48:28+00:00

Boost Calcium Absorption: Vitamin D an important counterpart

Not only is it important to get enough calcium in the diet, but vitamin D levels in the body are essential to regulate the absorption of that calcium. New research demonstrates that supplements of vitamin D can increase calcium absorption by up to 65%, even when the initial level of blood vitamin D is normal. [...]

Boost Calcium Absorption: Vitamin D an important counterpart 2015-09-09T13:51:16+00:00

Calcium lowers lead levels in pregnant & nursing women

Women taking a calcium supplement could reduce the amount of lead passed to their fetus or nursing baby, according to a new study. Researchers found that lead levels in the blood were reduced by 16% in those women taking a calcium supplement. The research stems from a known problem: pregnancy and breastfeeding mobilizes calcium which [...]

Calcium lowers lead levels in pregnant & nursing women 2015-09-09T13:51:16+00:00

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