Medical News Summary: Calcium absorption has many common misconceptions.


About: Calcium absorption has many common misconceptions.
Date: 20 June 2004
Source: Medical News Today
Author: John Lee
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today): Dr John Lee M.D. claims that there are many myths about calcium. Calcium supplements are not necessarily effective for bone building. Magnesium is necessary for calcium to be absorbed and thus ingesting calcium in any form (even milk) does not necessarily mean that the calcium will be absorbed into the bones. Some current bone building medications build bone but it is structurally unsound and thus still prone to breaking. Also aluminium, diuretics, fluoride and cortisones all have a negative effect on bones.
Related Disease Topics: Osteoporosis

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