U.S. Adults Must Improve Their Calcium Intake

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 30, 2011 at 11:20 PM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
A recent study conducted by researchers from University of Connecticut and Yale University analyzed data of nearly 9475 adults to find that majority of them are not getting sufficient amounts of dietary calcium.

Deficiency of calcium can elevate risk of osteoporosis as older adults.
 U.S. Adults Must Improve Their Calcium Intake
U.S. Adults Must Improve Their Calcium Intake

Jane E. Kerstetter, RD, PhD, Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut said, "Calcium plays a fundamental role in promoting bone health and forestalling osteoporosis. In light of evidence that energy intake declines with aging, calcium dense foods and calcium supplements become vital factors in maintaining adequate calcium intake across the lifespan. Encouraging calcium supplementation is an established approach to addressing this issue in the clinical setting—one that needs additional emphasis in order to promote more frequent and sufficient supplementation in meeting adequate intake levels."

The findings indicate that people must strive to increase their calcium intake to improve bone health.

Source: Medindia

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Not enough detail in this article. Institute of Medicine say people take too much. Take no more than 1g daily. Calcium supplements linked to increased heart disease. Deposits in the brain. Other research shows osteoporosis due to excessive acids, leeching out minerals from the bones to maintain proper ph. Supplementing with calcium is not addressing the root cause and is dangerous. Simple sodium bicarbonate reduces acidity. Or potassium bicarbonate. Best approach is to increase vegetable and fruit intake. The bones are made of more than calium so taking calcium alone is not a good idea. People have been shown to generally be low in magnesium. But where is the advice to supplement with magnesium? Calcium is in excess in dairy. Ca/Mg should be 2/1.
RobertC Sunday, May 1, 2011

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