CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS – DO THEY POSE ANY RISKS?

March 17, 2013 by  
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WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING HEADLINES GRABS YOUR ATTENTION MORE?:   CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS MAY POSE A SLIGHTLY HIGHER RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN SOME PEOPLE WITH RENAL FAILURE BUT RESEARCHERS STATE THEY ARE UNSURE WHAT TYPES OF CALCIUM AND WHICH DOSAGES MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS OR:  CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS MAY CAUSE EARLY DEATH   Which headline you read will depend on the […]

CALCIUM INTAKE LOWERS THYROID RISK IN WOMEN

October 23, 2012 by  
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A small dose of calcium can significantly decrease a woman’s risk of developing primary hyperparathyroidism, American researchers say. In a study of 58,354 women, aged 39-66, over 22 years, researchers from the Harvard Medical School found a daily supplement of at least 500 milligrams of calcium more than halved the risk of developing hyperthyroidism, and […]