Calcium Supplements Still Have A Role: EN Helps You Choose

June 2006
Environmental Nutrition;Jun2006, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p1
The article features the role of calcium and its supplements in promoting good health. Besides being a component of bones and teeth, calcium is also needed for muscles to contract properly, while calcium supplements are used to complement the calcium one gets from foods. Findings from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), made headlines that supplements of calcium failed to protect old women against fractures. However, women over 60 did benefit, but only if the supplements were taken faithfully.


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