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3 Natural Ways to Build Bones and Prevent Osteoporosis
According to this article, osteoporosis is a common health condition that affects more than 10% of adults aged 50 and above. However, osteoporosis can be prevented by avoiding smoking and alcohol, by exercising regularly, and by ensuring proper nutrition. Two of the most important nutrients for bone health are calcium and vitamin D. In the past, doctors have been recommending calcium and vitamin D supplements to their older patients in order to prevent bone loss. However, studies done on the subject did not prove that dietary calcium and calcium supplements have a positive effect on bone mineral density and bone fracture. To prevent bone loss, one must follow the tips listed in this article.

Calcium and Calcium supplements: Achieving the Right Balance
This article by the Mayo Clinic eays that calcium is important for optimal bone health throughout life, and that if your diet is light on calcium, then you can get the daily recommendations by taking calcium supplements. Not getting the proper amount of calcium over many years can result in health problems due to weaker bones such as children not reaching their full potential in adult height, adults getting more bone fracdtures, and an increased risk in getting osteoporosis. The article also says that calcium, as well as vitamin D, may have value beyond bone health, such as protecting against diabetes, high blood pressure, and even cancer—although the evidence is lacking. The article provides a chart of calcium requirements. .

All About Calcium on NutritionFacts.org
Everybody knows that calcium is an important nutrient that supports teeth and bone development. According to this article from NutritionFacts.org, the most popular source of calcium in the United States is milk and dairy products, but not a lot of people know that dairy is also a source of saturated fat, and is one of the most common allergens. The article also mentions studies that showed a link between dairy intake and increased rates of bone fracture, premature death, heart disease and cancer. Calcium supplements, on the other hand, appear to increase the risk for heart disease, stroke, and death.

Calcium and Osteoporosis: Beating the Condition with Calcium Rich Foods and More
Calcium is a must-have for those who want to maintain bone strength. As adults, we lose calcium every day and must make sure we eat enough calcium rich foods and/or take calcium supplements. This article discusses how much calcium is in our bodies and how we absorb calcium. The article notes how many people don't eat as many foods rich in calcium as they grow because they eat more sodas. It gives a chart that discusses how much calcium people need on a daily basis, broken down by various factors. Obviously, calcium and osteoporosis go hand-in-hand, so it's important to eat calcium rich foods or calcium supplements and pay attention to calcium nutrition as children and adults.

Calcium and Kidney Stones: Is Calcium the Culprit?
Kidney stones are becoming increasingly common among American women in the past four decades. A study that analyzed data on more than 36,000 post-menopausal women found the development of kidney stones in 17 percent more women taking calcium supplements and vitamin D versus those in a placebo group. Post-menopausal women are most affected, especially those taking calcium due to loss of bone density and the potential for osteoporosis. The article says that calcium guidelines for women over age 50 is to take 1,200 milligrams, including from food sources such as dairy and green vegetables, ion addition to supplements.

The Role of Calcium in Human Aging
Calcium is one of the key nutrients in the body. While initially deemed very important for infants and children, subsequent studies have found that calcium is important through all the stages of life. However, many people are said to be calcium deficient, which is why many of today’s commercial foods and nutrition supplements are fortified with calcium. This study expounds on the importance of calcium to health, looks at the similarities and differences of calcium requirements across different age groups and populations, reviews the associations between calcium intake and the increase of chronic diseases and fractures, and discusses approaches to dealing with calcium deficiency and lactose intolerance.

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