Category Archives: Nutrition: Calcium

High Coronary Calcium Score May Signal Increased Risk of Cancer, Kidney and Lung Disease






Newswise — A 10-year follow-up study of more than 6,000 people who underwent heart CT scans suggests that a high coronary artery calcium score puts people at greater risk not only for heart and vascular disease but also for cancer, … Continue reading






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Calcium intake and mortality from all causes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease






First published February 10, 2016, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.115.117994 Am J Clin Nutr ajcn117994 Calcium intake and mortality from all causes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease: the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort1,2 Baiyu Yang3–5, Peter T Campbell3, Susan M Gapstur3, Eric J … Continue reading






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Calcium Supplementation Does Not Contribute to Constipation in Healthy Women






Can J Diet Pract Res. 2016 Jan 15:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] Calcium Supplementation Does Not Contribute to Constipation in Healthy Women Alyousif Z Ms1, Ford AL Ms1, Dahl WJ PhD Rd1. Author information 1a Food Science and Human Nutrition … Continue reading






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Colorectal Cancer Risk, Despite Promise, Not Reduced by Vitamin D and Calcium






Newswise — The New England Journal of Medicine reports results of a 2,259-person study conducted at 11 academic medical centers showing that dietary supplementation with vitamin D and/or calcium after removal of pre-cancerous colorectal adenomas (aka polyps) does not reduce … Continue reading






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Calcium Supplements May Increase the Risk of Kidney Stone Recurrence






Highlights • Diets rich in calcium decrease the risk of kidney stone recurrence, but calcium supplements may have the opposite effect. • Research that investigated the effects of calcium supplements in kidney stone formers will be presented at ASN Kidney … Continue reading






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Increasing calcium intake unlikely to boost bone health or prevent fractures, say experts






Increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements is unlikely to improve bone health or prevent fractures in older people, conclude two studies published in The BMJ this week. Collectively, these results suggest that increasing calcium intake, through supplements or … Continue reading






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Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not improve menopausal symptoms: Women’s Health Initiative






PORTLAND, Ore., June 01, 2015 — Women who took vitamin D and calcium supplements had the same number of menopausal symptoms as women who did not take the supplements, according to a study published today in Maturitas, the official journal … Continue reading






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Prostate cancer risk update focuses on dairy, calcium






Dairy products, calcium, and prostate cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies 1,2,3,4 Dagfinn Aune, Deborah A Navarro Rosenblatt, Doris SM Chan, Ana Rita Vieira, Rui Vieira, Darren C Greenwood, Lars J Vatten, and Teresa Norat - … Continue reading






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14 non-dairy foods that are high in calcium






Calcium builds healthy bones and teeth and ensures your muscles, cells, and nerves work properly. Adults need about 1,000 milligrams a day—that’s a little more than three 8-ounce glasses of milk—but what if you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or just don’t … Continue reading






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Calcium and reproduction go together






Stanford, CA—Everyone’s heard of the birds and the bees. But that old expression leaves out the flowers that are being fertilized. The fertilization process for flowering plants is particularly complex and requires extensive communication between the male and female reproductive … Continue reading






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How the 4 key dairy nutrients interact






The top 10 functional foods trends The Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Kitchen Understanding that diets are often built around food groups rather than specific nutrients, researchers from Switzerland, France, and North America decided to examine interactions between four nutrients found in … Continue reading






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Supplements of calcium and vitamin D may have too much for some older women






CLEVELAND, Ohio (June 18, 2014)—Calcium and vitamin D are commonly recommended for older women, but the usual supplements may send calcium excretion and blood levels too high for some women, shows a new study published online today in Menopause, the … Continue reading






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Calcium role in familial Alzheimer’s clarified






PHILADELPHIA — In 2008, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania showed that mutations in two proteins associated with familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD) disrupt the flow of calcium ions within neurons. The two proteins interact … Continue reading






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Calcium supplements not associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in women






Boston, MA – Calcium supplements are widely taken by women for bone health. Previous studies have suggested that calcium supplements may increase risk of cardiovascular disease, but the data has been inconsistent. A new study by researchers at Brigham and … Continue reading






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Your calcium score can predict heart health






LOS ANGELES – (April 15, 2014) – With growing evidence that a measurement of the buildup of calcium in coronary arteries can predict heart disease risk, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) researchers found that the process of “calcium … Continue reading






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Calcium and vitamin D improve cholesterol in postmenopausal women






CLEVELAND, Ohio (March 5, 2014)—Calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause can improve women’s cholesterol profiles. And much of that effect is tied to raising vitamin D levels, finds a new study from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) just published … Continue reading






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In patients taking antiepileptic drugs, calcium and vitamin D improve bone density






A recent prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial reports that calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves bone density in a group of male veterans with epilepsy who were treated chronically with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). The results published in Epilepsia, a journal … Continue reading






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Making sense of conflicting advice on calcium intake






In recent years, studies have reported inconsistent findings regarding whether calcium supplements used to prevent fractures increase the risk of heart attack. Now, in an assessment of the scientific literature, reported as a perspective piece in the October 17, 2013 … Continue reading






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In women with breast cancer, calcium supplements may not prevent bone loss






Newswise — WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – August 27, 2013 – Women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are widely prescribed calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent and manage osteoporosis, an unwanted side effect of breast cancer therapies. However, new research from … Continue reading






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In postmenopausal women, calcium plus vitamin D supplementation does not reduce joint symptoms






Philadelphia, PA, August 15, 2013 – A team of investigators systematically analyzed the effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on joint symptoms in a rigorous and controlled study of postmenopausal women. They found that supplementation did not reduce the … Continue reading






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Calcium linked to increased risk of heart disease and death in patients with kidney disease






TORONTO, ON, July 19, 2013 — Kidney patients who take calcium supplements to lower their phosphorous levels may be at a 22 per cent higher risk of death than those who take other treatments, according to a new study by … Continue reading






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Calcium, vitamin D have no effect on women’s cognition






Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation and Cognitive Impairment in the Women’s Health Initiative Rebecca C. Rossom MD, MSCR1,*, Mark A. Espeland PhD2, JoAnn E. Manson MD, DrPH3, Maurice W. Dysken MD4, Karen C. Johnson MD, MPH5, Dorothy S. Lane MD, … Continue reading






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Calcium intake increase has benefits, says new health-economic model






European researchers have published a study which analyses the health economics of increased dairy foods and related reduction in risk of osteoporotic fractures in the population aged over 50. The study was based on a new analytical model that links … Continue reading






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Calcium intake not linked to coronary artery calcification






BOSTON – Researchers at the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have published a study that shows no evidence of a link between calcium intake and coronary artery calcification, reassuring adults who take … Continue reading






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Low calcium diet linked to higher risk of thyroid, hormone condition in women






Primary hyperparathyroidism or PHPT is caused by overactive parathyroid glands secreting too much parathyroid hormone, which can result in weak bones, fractures and kidney stones. In recent years, several studies have also suggested a link between untreated PHPT and an … Continue reading






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