Daily supplements of calcium may reduce the risk of fractures in a healthy population by 72 per cent, according to results of a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Emphasising the importance of the supplements, researchers from University Hospital Zurich and Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire report that the benefits were no longer observed when supplementation was stopped. The results are published in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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Vitamin D is needed to metabolise calcium, and many people are short of vitamin D, so you may like to make sure that you are getting enough of this vitamin. - Possibly you would find it helpful to take one of those multivitamin/multimineral tablets each day to cover any possible shortages. These only provide small amounts so you do not risk overdosing on any particular nutrient.
If you click on the 'calcium' tag at the bottom of this post, you will be able to read about how calcium helps to reduce fat retention and obesity.