Friday, January 11, 2008

More Calcium May Not Be Better

According to a new study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, " calcium intake is not significantly associated with hip fracture risk in women or men. Pooled results from randomized controlled trials show no reduction in hip fracture risk with calcium supplementation, and an increased risk is possible.

The current recommendation for calcium intake is 1,ooo mg for men under age 65 and up to 1,500 mg for women.

"Our meta-analysis did not support a dose-response relationship between a higher calcium intake beyond 555 milligrams per day and the risk for hip fracture," - Professor Heike Bischoff-Ferrari, of University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, told Reuters Health.

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