Keyword "calcium"

There are 25 articles tagged with keyword "calcium".

  • Bioavailability of Calcium in Soy Beverages

    Health professionals are increasingly aware of the importance of mineral bioavailability in the foods we eat. Calcium is of particular importance, as it represents one of the most under-consumed nutrients in North America. Because of the current popularity of calcium, many...

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  • Calcium Requirements

    In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published new Dietary Reference Intakes for calcium. These recommendations are based on an analysis of more than 1000 studies and reports and were established to allow the majority of people to achieve and maintain good bone health.

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  • Calcium and Bioavailability

    Bioavailability is the degree to which a nutrient is absorbed and utilized by the body.

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  • Protein and Calcium

    It has been commonly believed that protein negatively affects bone health. However, recent studies strongly support a diet that includes adequate amounts of protein for optimal bone health.

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  • Calcium and Iron Absorption: Is There an Interaction?

    Evidence suggests that calcium does not have any significant long-term effect on iron absorption. In addition, milk and milk products have not been found to affect iron absorption.

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  • Calcium and Vitamin D: Improved Lipids

    A study performed on women-one group that received calcium and vitamin D supplements and one that did not - has provided new data on the correlations between calcium and weight loss. The study showed that calcium and vitamin D supplementation has a beneficial effect on blood lipids and lipoproteins in obese or overweight women.

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  • Bone Health: Studies in Adults and the Elderly

    HighlightsMilk product consumption appears to reduce bone loss;Milk products, particularly milk, are associated with improved bone mineral density;Calcium derived from dietary sources and dairy products has been found to improve bone health. A 2015 meta-analysis of 15 randomized...

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  • Dairy Consumption Does not Cause Iron Deficiency Among Infants and Children

    The consumption of cow’s milk per se has not been shown to cause iron deficiency in infants and young children. However, for children aged more than 6 months, complementation with iron-rich foods is required to ensure that they have adequate iron intake.

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  • Calcium Supplements in Cardiovascular Health

    Several meta-analyses have investigated the effect of calcium supplements on the risk of cardiovascular disease, but the evidence is inconclusive. While some studies have found that calcium supplements may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, this has not been observed in several more recent studies.

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