Higher Calcium Intake Fights Off Hyperparathyroidism in Women


Increasing calcium intake in women appears to reduce the risk of hyperparathyroidism, according to researchers from New England. After 22 years of follow-up, the risk of primary hyperparathyroidism for women who took more than 500 mg/day of calcium supplements was 0.41 when compared with those who took no calcium supplements.

Abstract: BMJ, October 18, 2012 (online).

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