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2014-06-19 10:03:46

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Calcium and vitamin D are commonly recommended for older women, but the usual supplements may send calcium excretion and blood levels too high for some women, shows a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. This randomized, placebo-controlled trial included 163 older (ages 57 to 90) white women whose vitamin D levels were too low. The women took calcium citrate tablets to meet their...

2013-04-15 23:03:48

Developed for Norman Parathyroid Center, CalciumPro is the first launch of several planned parathyroid vitamin D, and osteoporosis health mobile applications for smartphones and tablets Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Haneke Design, a leading mobile applications developer, today announced the debut of the CalciumPro mobile application built for Norman Parathyroid Center. By analyzing a patient´s blood, bone density, and other test results, CalciumPro gives patients and their...

2012-09-13 23:03:22

Agency to build parathyroid and osteoporosis health applications for smartphones and tablets. Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 Haneke Design, a leading mobile applications developer, today announced that it has been selected by the Norman Parathyroid Center to help develop a line of mobile health applications. Led by James (Jim) Norman, MD, an internationally renowned expert on parathyroid disease and calcium metabolism, the Norman Parathyroid Center at Tampa General Hospital is home...

2012-05-23 20:19:21

Boosts immune response when vitamin D levels are low Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are molecules produced in the skin to fend off infection-causing microbes. Vitamin D has been credited with a role in their production and in the body's overall immune response, but scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say a hormone previously associated only with maintaining calcium homeostasis and bone health is also critical, boosting AMP expression when dietary vitamin...

2012-04-27 05:31:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Vitamin D is known for helping create strong bones and is a key regulator of serum calcium levels. Recent studies, however, have not offered much proof that Vitamin D supplements prevents bone fractures. Calcium is obtained through diet and absorbed through the intestine and into the blood stream. Calcium is responsible for a variety of physiological processes, not just building bone. Vitamin D is detected by bone and intestinal cell receptors and it regulates the...

2012-04-23 21:28:01

Vitamin D is renowned for its role in creating strong bones and is a key regulator of serum calcium levels. Calcium is primarily obtained through diet and absorbed through the intestine and into the blood stream. In addition to building bone, calcium is required for a variety of important physiological processes. Vitamin D, which is detected by receptors in bone and intestinal cells, regulates the level of calcium in the blood stream and determines how much should be stored in the skeleton....

2009-07-09 08:15:00

BOULDER, Colo., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's leading health experts insist that we drink plenty of milk and eat dairy foods to protect our bones. Unfortunately, this advice may actually increase a person's risk for the pervasive bone disease osteoporosis. "The Calcium Myth" in the August issue of Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living magazine, on newsstands now, draws from 1,200 studies showing that neither milk nor a high-calcium diet reduces bone-fracture risk. In...

2009-07-07 14:44:00

MADISON, Wis., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of generally gloomy worldwide economic news and rising global tensions, an American neuroscience researcher has a message of hope: The answer for Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative diseases of the brain that cause memory loss may be much closer than we realize. Mark Underwood, president of the Madison, Wisconsin-based biotech company, Quincy Bioscience (www.quincybioscience.com), says several recent studies have confirmed a...

2009-04-29 21:44:49

Dairy products have an advantage over calcium carbonate used in some supplements in promoting bone growth and strength, U.S. researchers say. Connie Weaver of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., found that the bones of rats fed non-fat dry milk were longer, wider, more dense and stronger than those of rats fed a diet with calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is the most common form of calcium used in calcium-fortified foods and supplements. Weaver said the study, funded by the...

2008-10-01 09:00:09

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration released a final rule(1) for health claims this week on the relationship between calcium and vitamin D and a reduced risk of osteoporosis, in addition to calcium and a reduced risk of osteoporosis. Foods that are excellent sources of calcium and foods that are excellent sources of calcium and vitamin D can now bear claims about the relationship between these nutrients and a reduced risk of osteoporosis. Examples of...


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