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It's not enough to take calcium supplements to ward off osteoporosis

Calcium loss from bones can be caused by inadequate diet, reduced sex hormone levels, overactive thyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney disorders, medication or genetic predisposition. A 33 year old woman started to take calcium supplements after she was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Five years later her osteoporosis had deteriorated. Several things can inhibit calcium absorption by the bones: high acid foods, smoking, some antacids, caffeine, carbonated drinks, fats, alcohol, salt and a sedentary lifestyle.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Hindu Business Line

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About: It's not enough to take calcium supplements to ward off osteoporosis

Date: 6 October 2004

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Author: Bharat Savur


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