Navigation Links
Calcium Rich Food Strengthen Bones Better Than Pills

Latest research suggests that food items rich in calcium strengthen bones better than do supplements taken in the form of pills.

Calcium is essential for the prevention of osteoporosis, especially in women after menopause. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes progressive reduction of the mineral density of bones, leading to fractures. It affects millions of people across the world.

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine asked 183 postmenopausal women to carefully log their diet and their calcium supplement intake for seven days, reported science portal News Medical.

The scientists then tested their bone mineral density and urine for levels of oestrogen, a female hormone produced by the ovaries.

The women were then split into three groups - those who got at least 70 percent of their daily calcium from supplements, those who got the same amount from dairy products and other food only, and those who took pills on top of their calcium-rich diet.

The researchers found that although the 'diet group' took in the least calcium, an average of 830 mg per day, they had higher bone density in their spines and hipbones than women in the 'supplement group' who consumed 1,030 mg per day.

The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that the 'diet plus supplement group' tended to have the highest bone mineral density as well as the highest calcium intake at 1,620 mg per day.

The women in the 'diet group' and the 'diet plus supplement group' were also found to have higher levels of oestrogen, needed for bone mineral density.

The researchers said that though their study was not definitive, dietary calcium might be better at protecting bone health than calcium that comes mainly from tablets.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Dangers of Low Calcium Intake
2. Calcium reduces colon cancer risk
3. Calcium-blocker delays atherosclerosis than beta-blockers
4. Can Calcium Help Reduce Weight?
5. The Role Of Calcium In The Formation Of Kidney Stones
6. The Role Of Calcium In The Formation Of Kidney Stones
7. The Role Of Calcium In The Formation Of Kidney Stones
8. The Benefits Of Calcium Supplements
9. Calcium-rich Diet Good For Youngsters
10. Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Could Be Effective In Treating Patients With Osteoporosis
11. Calcium and Vitamin D reduces risk of Premenstrual syndrome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... By scoring 100% for ... consecutive four-star rating from premier online charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, validating ANRF's work as ... of all charities reviewed by Charity Navigator and earns ANRF a spot on their ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein , a ... offering three new minimally invasive procedures to patients who want a younger and ... Rubinstein is excited to bring microneedling, microneedling facials, and platelet rich plasma (PRP) ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... The Aesthetic Channel has recently highlighted ... has come up with a proprietary technique that he calls the AuraLyft ... dropped. For all ages, patients can expect to look refreshed, rejuvenated, and revitalized. ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... MD Now Urgent Care ... MD Now’s 28th facility overall and marks the urgent care center's eighth location in ... North of The Falls shopping mall. The new clinic offers a wide array of ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Ulster University, Magee Campus in Northern Ireland is ... 3 pm to present to graduate students exciting new and innovative hope research based ... led by The Health Improvement Service of the Western Health & Social Care Trust ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/9/2017)... , June 9, 2017 More than 400 ... effort to help spread lessons learned from clinical research ... Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... second phase of the Bringing Research in Diabetes to ... commitment to helping people with diabetes effectively manage their ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... 7, 2017 Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ... the Hon. Joseph R. Goodwin , U.S. District ... West Virginia , entered a case management order ... System Products Liability Litigation (the "MDL") that includes a ... provide expert disclosures on specific causation within one hundred ...
(Date:6/5/2017)... , June 5, 2017 Kohll,s Pharmacy & Homecare is ... the United States . The Raizer is a ... fallen person up to an almost-standing position within ... operated by one assistant and does not require ... enough that a child can operate it, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: