Navigation Links
Women Taking Too Much Calcium Create Health Risk
Date:7/23/2014

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) found that supplementing with calcium elevates calcium levels too high,1 putting women at risk for kidney stones, among other health problems.

Women close to menopause are commonly told to take supplements containing calcium and vitamin D to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis, to which they are particularly prone.

"I would recommend that women determine how much calcium they typically get through their food sources before taking a hefty calcium supplement. They may not need as much as they think," says NAMS executive director, Margery Gass, M.D..

Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., magnesium expert and advisory board member of the Nutritional Magnesium Association, at www.nutritionalmagnesium.org, explains: "When people consume too much calcium without sufficient magnesium, not only will it create stress within the body but the excess calcium will not be utilized correctly and may become toxic, because magnesium is essential for the absorption and metabolism of calcium and vitamin D.

"Too much calcium and too little magnesium can cause some forms of arthritis, kidney stones, osteoporosis and calcification of the arteries, leading to heart attack and cardiovascular disease."

Dr. Mehmet Oz adds, "Women with osteoporosis are often seriously short on magnesium, which makes up 1 percent of the minerals in bone. That may sound piddlin', but if you don't have enough magnesium, bone crystals enlarge, making your bones more brittle and prone to fractures."

A free 32-page guide to the benefits of magnesium, and its deficiency symptoms, is available at http://www.nutritionalmagnesium.org.

About the Nutritional Magnesium Association

The nonprofit Nutritional Magnesium Association (NMA) is a trusted authority on the subject of magnesium and is a resource for all people affected by the widespread magnesium deficiency in our diets and the related health issues associated with this deficiency.

Reference:

1. Gallagher, John Christopher, MD; Lynette M. Smith, MSc; Vinod Yalamanchili, MD. 2014. "Incidence of hypercalciuria and hypercalcemia during vitamin D and calcium supplementation in older women." Menopause: Post editor corrections: June 16, 2014. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000270.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Nutritional Magnesium Association
Copyright©2014 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. mMitra, a Free Voice Messaging Health Advisory Service Launched for Pregnant Women & Mothers at Sion Hospital, Mumbai
2. Breast Cancer Risk Related to Changes in Breast Density as Women Age
3. Report reveals why personalizing support for women with breast cancer could save lives
4. LDV 2014 Harmony Mobile Womens Health On Display At RSNA
5. Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation Named Official Charity Partner of Womens Running Series
6. Landmark study of more than 27,000 women shows favorable results of Roches CINtec PLUS cytology test
7. National Asian Breast Cancer Initiative Launches New Campaign Asian Women Dont Get Breast Cancer
8. Half of all Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shots; Vaccination Rates Increase for Health Care Personnel, Surveys Find
9. Women Injured by Bestselling Diabetes Drug Lipitor Take on Pfizer in St. Louis Circuit Court
10. 15 October 2013 Breast Health Day: From Spain to Tajikistan, from Israel to Sweden, a Day Dedicated to the Breast Health of Women Worldwide
11. Many Women Not Warned About Mesh Implant Risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... , April 29, 2016 ... H1 2016" market research report that provides an ... comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by ... administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest ... also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016   Click here for supplemental ... (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest independent specialty pharmacy, ... agreement to acquire Valley Campus Pharmacy, Inc., doing ... leading specialty pharmacy that provides individualized patient care, ... . In 2015, TNH generated approximately $400 million ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016  The blood testing market in ... to Kalorama Information and The Freedonia Group in a ... acid testing.  The healthcare research firm said that ... blood collection stations and in improving testing at the ... report, Blood Testing Market in China ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... , ... Mobility Designed is redefining mobility with their patent pending crutch ... evenly distributes body weight from the elbow to the forearm. In consumer tests, ... with other crutches. , Co-founders Max and Liliana Younger were inspired to design the ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the launch of the GFCP Scoop ... recipes, and more. The purpose of the GFCP Scoop site is ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Dr. Robert Mondavi, one of the ... smiles. Cosmetic dentistry is a fast-growing field as more patients are discovering the many ... learn more about the options currently available to them and which ones might work ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Reltok Nasal Products proudly ... for the head and neck/ear, nose and throat specialty, has added the KOTLER NASAL ... KOTLER NASAL AIRWAY™ is a newly patented safety device secured by nasal surgeons ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Jvion, the market leader in clinical predictive ... Partners, with participation from existing investor Martin Ventures. The funds will be ... and product roadmap. , “Jvion is experiencing significant growth and we ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):