Daily supplements of calcium, with or without vitamin D, may reduce body fat levels and help maintain lean mass, suggests new data from a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.
Vitamin D plus calcium may protect everyone from fracture: Study
Daily supplements which combine vitamin D and calcium may reduce the risk of fractures for everyone, regardless of age or gender, say the results of a huge study.
EFSA accepts bone health claim for calcium, vitamin D
EFSA Health Claim Opinion
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has accepted a health claim linking calcium and vitamin D to bone health in older women, but said there is insufficient evidence to support the proposed dosage levels.
Irish seaweed calcium supply is safe, says Marigot
The world's leading plant-sourced supplier of calcium has defended itself against an industry source's accusations that it has over-harvested its Irish seaweed supply and will soon be forced to source exclusively from its new Icelandic base.
Calcium pills beat fractures in new clinical trial
Daily supplements of calcium may reduce the risk of fractures in a
healthy population by 72 per cent, according to results of a
randomised placebo-controlled trial.
Calcium cheese powder promises mouth feel benefits
A calcium-fortified cheese powder is targeting beverage and food
manufacturers with a claim that it has resolved the chalky
mouthfeel typically associated with calcium fortification.
Vitamin D, calcium's colon benefits pinpointed?
Epidemiological studies supporting vitamin D and calcium for
protection against colorectal cancer may be biochemically and
biologically plausible, suggests new research.
GM carrots could cut osteoporosis risk
Scientists have genetically modified carrots to enhance the
transport of calcium once inside the body, potentially establishing
the vegetable as a bone-boosting food.
Analysis questions calcium's benefits for fractures
Placing all the eggs in one basket and relying on calcium
supplements alone to protect against fractures in old age may be
inefficient, according to a new review by Harvard researchers.
Probiotic soymilk makes calcium more bioavailable
Fermenting calcium-fortified soymilk with probiotics could enhance
solubility of the mineral up to 90 per cent, thereby boosting
bioavailability, new research reports.
Calcium and vitamin D linked to cutting fractures
A new meta-analysis on calcium and vitamin D supplementation in
cutting osteoporotic fractures in people aged over 50 could quell
concerns over conflicting outcomes of previous studies.
Vitamin D, calcium may prevent, improve diabetes
Combined supplementation with vitamin D and calcium may improve
blood sugar and insulin levels, suggests a new meta-analysis and
Vitamin D bone benefits need added calcium, study
Taking vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk of
fractures is only effective if accompanied by additional
calcium, Belgian researchers have reported.
Calcium, vitamin D stops weight gain in older women - study
Postmenopausal women taking calcium and vitamin D supplements weigh
about 0.13 kilograms less than counterparts not taking the
supplements, results from the Women's Health Initiative have
Normal calcium intake during weight loss saves bones - study
Pre-menopausal women trying to shed kilos should maintain normal to
high calcium intakes to ward off the threat of osteoporosis,
suggests a new study.