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Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only with Calcium

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MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis on the effects of vitamin D on bone health shows that it cuts fracture risk in older adults, but only when taken with calcium supplements.

The review of nearly 50 studies on vitamin D -- present in a small number of foods and produced naturally in the skin with sun exposure -- by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) also indicates that it's too soon to tell if vitamin D supplements can help prevent cancer.

Report author Mei Chung,...

MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis on the effects of vitamin D on bone health shows that it cuts fracture risk in older adults, but only when taken with calcium supplements.

The review of nearly 50 studies on vitamin D --...

Calcium Calculator

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Are you getting enough calcium? The mineral calcium is essential for building and maintaining healthy bones throughout life. Find out whether you are getting enough calcium in your daily diet, using this simple calculator. The calculation is based on the FAO/WHO (2002) calcium intake recommendations – please note that recommended daily calcium intakes for populations vary between countries.

Note: Where the recommended intake is a range, the minimum level has been used for purposes of...

Low-fat Milk Consumption among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2007-2008

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Number 75, September 2011

 

 

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Brian K. Kit, M.D., M.P.H.; Margaret D. Carroll, M.S.P.H.; and Cynthia L. Ogden, Ph.D., M.R.P.

 Key findings

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007–2008Approximately 20% of children and adolescents reported low-fat milk as the type of milk usually consumed. Two-percent milk was reported as the type of milk usually consumed by 45.4% of children and adolescents. Adolescents aged 12–19 years reported...

Test for Calcium Buildup May Spot Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

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Scan may help predict which patients deemed at moderate risk would benefit from statins: study

THURSDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A calcium test performed with the assistance of a CT scanner seems to provide insight into the likelihood that certain patients at moderate risk of heart problems will have a heart attack or stroke, researchers say.

The test to detect coronary calcium can help physicians determine whether the patients should take cholesterol-lowering drugs to reduce...