June 3rd, 2011

Podcast 123: Calcium’s benefits seem to peak out at about 800 mg daily

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On the basis of evidence from a Swedish cohort, calcium intakes much above that country’s recommended 800 mg daily don’t have added protective value against fracture and osteoporosis.

The authors of this BMJ paper suggest we’d be better off making sure those at the low end of the calcium-intake spectrum get their 800 mg, rather than trying to overinsure “protection” with too much of the stuff.

We have an interview with first-author Eva Warensjö.

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