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Higher Calcium Intake Vs. Fractures and Osteoporosis

Higher Calcium Intake May Not Lower Risk for Fractures and Osteoporosis

Gradual increases in dietary calcium intake above the first quintile in a large female cohort are not associated with further reductions in fracture risk or osteoporosis, according to the results of a prospective longitudinal cohort study reported in the May 24 issue of the BMJ.

“It is problematic to make recommendations regarding calcium intake based on the results from clinical trials and previous cohort studies,” write Eva Warensjö, from Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden, and colleagues. “Meta-analyses of randomised trials found that supplemental calcium gave modest or no reduction in risk of fracture. Both the habitual dietary intake of calcium and vitamin D status may affect the outcome and are rarely accounted for in the design of calcium supplementation trials.”

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Toton - September 4, 2011 at 10:36 pm

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Teeth and Gum Tell Your Overall Health

My dentist  explained that opening one’s mouth is somewhat like cracking open the hood of your car. An expert taking a quick look can get a good sense of what’s working, what’s not, and what should be tuned up regularly to keep your body’s systems up and running at their best.

I got interesting information from sport news recently  that a professional footballer whose severe feet injury for a long time eventually had the right treatment and healed completely after his doctor found out  certain  problem with the athlete’s teeth and fixed it.

Your teeth and gum, it seems, may speak volumes about your well-being. For starters, there are conditions that affect oral health. Researchers continue to look at the associations between cavities, gum disease, and heart disease, but a cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been established.
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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Adhi - October 13, 2009 at 11:58 am

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