Got milk? We've all heard that calcium is one of the most important nutritional building blocks in our body: The mineral (the most abundant of all in ...
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One of my patients recently brought in a mainstream magazine piece that cited an article from a medical journal regarding calcium increasing risk for heart attacks.
We simply do not have large-scale, long-term intervention trials with all the bells and whistles- randomization, double-blinding, placebo-control to tell us what dose of calcium or vitamin D is truly optimal for health.
The economic burden due to vitamin D insufficiency in the United States is $40-$53 billion per year. This can be corrected for pennies a person per day.
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