Medical News Summary: Calcium is a vital mineral in our diets


About: Calcium is a vital mineral in our diets
Date: 16 January 2005
Source: Express Newsline
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Express Newsline): Experts recommend that 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams of calcium be consumed daily. Severe calcium deficiency can cause Rickets and muscle spasms. It can also cause weak and brittle bones and ultimately osteoporosis. Severe calcium deficiency is common in people with thyroid disease or who have parathyroid problems. Calcium is necessary for healthy bones and teeth, blood clotting, a healthy immune system and normal muscle and nerve activity. Calcium can reduce blood pressure and prevent colon cancer and osteoporosis.
Related Disease Topics: Calcium deficiency, Rickets, Colon cancer, Osteoporosis, High blood pressure, Thyroid disease
Related Symptom Topics: Muscle spasms, poor blood clotting, weak immune system

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