Calcium Underfire

Increased calcium intake from either supplements or dietary sources may not be as effective in supporting bone mineral density (BMD) or reducing fracture risk as once thought.  Researchers found increased calcium intake resulted in only small increases in BMD in 14,000 people over 50, but the changes were so small they would not be clinically significant. Another study revealed increased calcium intake in over 45,000 individuals did not reduce fracture risk.

PositiveTip: Eating a wholesome, natural diet combined with physical activity may be the best way to support bone health and prevent fractures.