Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Calcium

As the overachiever of minerals, calcium builds bones, helps with weight loss, and possibly decreases the risk of colon cancer. And a study published in the American Journal of Medicine found that 1,000 mg of supplemental calcium can increase HDL cholesterol by 7 percent. New research shows calcium supplements may increase prostate cancer risk, so men should aim to get calcium from dietary sources. (Two servings of dairy per day will fill your calcium need without increasing your risk).

Conditions: Bone strengthCancer riskCholesterolColon cancerWeight loss
Recommendations: Natural sources: Dairy products, broccoli, kale
Interactions & Side Effects: Antibiotics. Calcium may reduce your body's absorption of these bacteria-busters.

Source: Men's Health

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