Calcium taken as food far effective than medication

by Medindia Content Team on  December 2, 2005 at 3:38 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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Calcium taken as food far effective than medication
Even science proves that food is better than any medication. Foods which are rich in calcium better than supplements says a new study .
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195 healthy girls aged 10 to 12 were studied, their calcium intake was less than 900 mg a day. A random assignment of girls in 1,000 mg calcium tablets, 1000 mg calcium plus 200 IU vitamin D tablets, or low-fat cheese with 1000 mg of calcium or placebo tablets was made by Dr. Sulin Cheng and colleagues from the University of Jyvskyl in Finland, who are the reserachers.

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"Increasing calcium intake by consuming cheese appears to be more beneficial for cortical bone mass accrual than the consumption of tablets containing a similar amount of calcium," was the analysis of the researchers.

On considering individual growth speed, none of the supplements, calcium tablets or calcium-rich cheese helped bones. this indicates that on supplying excess calcium through diet body does not absorb the extra!

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