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Friday, 5 September 2008

Study Finds Postmenopausal Women Still at Risk for Calcium and Vitamin D Deficiency

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, contributing to muscle contraction, the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and colon cell health, helping control blood sugar and blood pressure and even helping recovery from thyroid surgery. However, the most well-known role for calcium is for bone health, since 99% of all the calcium in the body resides in the skeleton. But despite these known health benefits of calcium, particularly for bone health, a new study has found that most postmenopausal women are still at risk for both calcium and vitamin D deficiency.
Read article on the Natural Health Research Institute website (USA)

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I read about this and am intensely interested to see how this plays out since the FDA released the news today (9/30) that in 2010, both calcium and vitamin D will be recognized as important to preventing osteoporosis (up until this point calcium has hogged the spotlight!). Here's a good article for more info about vitamin D (with a natural/holistic approach): http://www.womentowomen.com/nutritionandweightloss/vitamind.aspx