Posted at 4:34 pm on 01/21/2015 by Powlin V. Manuel MD, MBA, MS.
There has been a recent trend towards buying calcium supplements with the idea that it will help to promote bone mineral density, especially in the elderly, the growing population. This idea is promoted by the increasing reports of fractures in this population as well as the advertisements on products such as Tums. A recent research by Anderson, J.J.B. (2012) showed that there is very little connection between calcium intake and bone mineral density regardless of age and sex. We may be wasting money on calcium supplements.
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