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Latest attack on calcium fails to link mineral to heart attacks

6/9/2012 - A new scare study intended to deter people from taking calcium supplements only further reinforces the fact that calcium is actually safe, at least when taken with cofactor nutrients that aid in its proper absorption. The poorly-designed study, which was published in the journal Heart, claims that taking...

Cheap calcium supplements can raise risk of a heart attack twofold: Are you at risk?

6/7/2012 - During the course of several decades, medical professionals have extolled the virtues of taking enough calcium to support bone health and avoid osteoporosis. For many aging adults (especially women) this meant supplementing with one of a number of unnatural forms of the mineral, as our diet typically...

Not all calcium supplements are equal - Prevent osteoporosis with calcium hydroxyapatite

3/2/2012 - At least half of Americans over the age of 50 are at risk of developing osteoporosis, according to the Surgeon General of the United States. Ten million people already have the disease, and another 34 million are at risk, notes the same report. Calcium and other minerals and vitamins are important to...

Vitamin and calcium supplements slash breast cancer risk

5/5/2010 - It's common for mainstream medical doctors to declare there's no reason to take nutritional supplements. After all, this line of reasoning goes, you are supposedly getting all the nutrition you need from a typical American diet. However, evidence continues to mount disproving this idea. And scientists...

Calcium supplements reduce risk of fractures in elderly by 24 percent

11/29/2007 - Taking a daily supplement of calcium can reduce the risk of fractures in people over the age of 50 by 24 percent if a large enough dose is taken, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Western Sydney and published in the medical journal Lancet. The researchers conducted...

Daily calcium supplements can help prevent colon polyps, study suggests

1/20/2007 - A study published in the Jan. 17 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that people can protect themselves from a type of polyp that leads to cancer -- recurrent colorectal adenomas -- for up to five years after discontinuing a daily calcium supplement regiment maintained for...

Calcium supplements all but useless without adequate vitamin D from sunlight exposure: interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of The UV Advantage

1/1/2005 - The following is part seven of an eight-part interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of "The UV advantage" and one of the world's most respected authorities on vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight. His work can be found at Be sure to print out the vitamin D myths,...

Calcium emerging as key nutrient for weight loss; coral calcium supplements can help you lose weight

6/30/2004 - Calcium could be the key nutrient needed to help you lose weight, according to a growing consensus of new research examining the mineral. Calcium not only helps with hypertension, the research shows: it also appears to support healthy physiology in a way that results in the loss of excess body fat....

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