SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - EuropeUS edition

Report abuse about a comment

Too myopic

This is what happens when we investigate a single nutrient without considering the essential co-factors needed for that nutrient to do its job. Absolutely calcium will cause problems without adequate K2, D3, magnesium and other minerals. Women have been told to take calcium for decades, but it's just recently we realized that, whoops, without D3 there may be absorption problems. Those are just 2 pieces of a much more complicated puzzle. And maybe, just maybe, we really don't need that much calcium, but this is more a reflection of the co-factor deficiencies. After all, women in other industrialized countries don't pound down the calcium supplements like American women and we've got some of the highest rates of osteoporosis - and heart disease. Go figure...

Posted by Lori
14 February 2013 | 18h12

Please fill in the box below to tell us why you feel the post breaks our rules. When you are finished, click on "Send" so that it can be reviewed by a moderator.

Your name *
Your email *

We will not publish your email on the site

Reason *

Back to: Elevated calcium intakes double risk of heart disease death in women: BMJ Study

Spotlight

Zinc and selenium recommended intakes from EFSA

EFSA publishes recommended intakes for zinc and selenium - but chromium is not warranted

In its latest work on dietary reference values (DRVs), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has set...

NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

Jane Barnett

Insights manager for Australia-New Zealand, south east Asia and India,...

DG SANCO chief resigns after disciplinary inquiry

DG SANCO chief resigns following ‘sober’ disciplinary inquiry

Director general of the European Commission’s Health and Consumers unit (DG SANCO), Paola Testori Coggi, has resigned...

Tackling toxins: Probiotic yoghurt provides mercury detox

Tackling toxins: Probiotic yoghurt provides mercury detox

Governments might not want to admit it, but according to a leading academic in microbiology and probiotics,...

EFSA backs non-digestible carbs for sugar reduction

EFSA backs non-digestible carbs for sugar reduction

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has delivered positive opinions for two non-digestible carbohydrate ingredients based on their...

Products