Navigation Links
Daily Calcium Does Protect Bone
Date:8/23/2007

Study finds it reduces fracture rate for those over 50

THURSDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- In people older than 50, calcium supplementation cut the overall risk of bone fractures by about 12 percent, Australian researchers report.

Dr. Benjamin Tang, of the University of Western Sydney, and colleagues analyzed 17 previous studies of more than 52,600 people over age 50. All of the participants took calcium supplements for an average of three to five years.

The meta-analysis, published in the Aug. 25 issue of The Lancet, showed that patients who adhered to the correct dosing regimen had a 24 percent lower fracture risk.

Daily calcium doses of more than 1,200 milligrams reduced fracture risk by 20 percent, compared to six percent for doses of less than 1,200 milligrams, according to the research.

Calcium supplementation, in combination with vitamin D doses of 800 international units (IU) per day, reduced fracture risk by 16 percent compared with 13 percent for vitamin D doses of less than 800 IU.

In a separate review of 23 studies that had examined bone density, the researchers found that calcium supplementation alone, or in combination with vitamin D supplementation, reduced the rate of hip bone loss by 0.54 percent and spinal bone loss by 1.19 percent.

"Unlike previous meta-analyses, Tang provides clear answers to several questions which could be of immediate practical importance for the daily management of osteoporosis," Dr. Jean-Yves Reginster, of the Bone and Cartilage Metabolism Unit of the CHU Centre Ville, in Liege, Belgium, wrote in an accompanying editorial.

The findings pave "the way for future research aiming at the best clinical, pharmacological, and economic optimization of the use of calcium and vitamin D in patients at increased risk of osteoporotic fractures," Reginster wrote.

More information

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about calcium.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: The Lancet, news release, Aug. 23, 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Exercise is necessary in daily life
2. Lumbar bone mineral density affected by daily physical activity
3. Once-Daily Cipro(R) XR for Treating Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
4. Cancer patients can now take once daily medication for infections
5. Daily Gargling May Prevent Common Colds
6. Daily Jogging Helps To Reduce Symptoms Of Depression
7. Three meals daily Keeps Keralas elderly Healthy
8. Daily Intake Of Alcohol Reduces Heart Disease In Men Than Women
9. Missing Your Daily Vegetables Takes out Years of Your Life
10. Immense benefits with a daily dose of multivitamin for women, in reducing birth defects
11. The Daily Struggle with Salt
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... Dr. Raffi Hovsepian, a leading plastic, ... 2016 “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” for seven consecutive years. The prestigious ... experience, and professional associations. , One the most frequently honored surgeons in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Universal Medical Systems, ... and the first company to offer robotic imaging to veterinary medicine is sponsoring ... # 941 for the American Association of Equine Practitioners 62nd Annual Convention from ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... that it has raised $6.0 million in an initial round of funding. The ... that patients and their caregivers can receive far better care through the application ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... , ... November 30, 2016 , ... ... announce that we have been designated as a Cigna Infertility Center of Excellence. ... rigorous performance standards. , “It’s an honor to be designated a Cigna ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... 30, 2016 , ... Center For Discovery, a nationally recognized ... a new residential mental health treatment program in Chino Hills, California.  The California facility ... anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, and other related issues. , Center For Discovery is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. ... , The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) acts ... it is circulated though the brain and its ventricles, the spine and ... surrounding the brain changes significantly. As a result, ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... 30, 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... - MedCore" report to their offering. ... , , Detachable coil embolization ... vessel malformations. The detachable coil embolization treatment of cerebral aneurysms is less ... a weakened area in the wall of an artery in the brain. ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... PALO ALTO, Calif. , Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... today announced it was named America,s Most JUST Company ... JUST Capital and Forbes magazine,s inaugural "JUST ... from one of the largest surveys ever conducted on ... last 18 months. This inaugural list ranks U.S companies ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: