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2012-06-04 23:02:32

Today´s post-menopausal women are using a wide assortment of supplements to address health issues and concerns, yet they don´t know they could possibly be doing more damage than good. Today on ABC´s Healthy Living segment of World News with Diane Sawyer, Dr. Richard Besser stated “calcium supplements may be doing more harm than good” and “may increase the risk of heart attack by forming calcium plaque in the arteries”. Dr. Besser concluded by saying,...

2012-05-28 19:32:55

NASA-funded research looks to isotope analysis rather than X-ray for measurement Are your bones getting stronger or weaker? Right now, it's hard to know. Scientists at Arizona State University and NASA are taking on this medical challenge by developing and applying a technique that originated in the Earth sciences. In a new study, this technique was more sensitive in detecting bone loss than the X-ray method used today, with less risk to patients. Eventually, it may find use in clinical...

Study Suggests Calcium Supplements Increase Heart Attack Risk
2012-05-26 06:07:11

A team of German and Swiss researchers are warning people to be cautious when taking calcium supplements, as new findings suggest that they could double an individual's risk of suffering a heart attack. According to a Wednesday report by the Daily Mail's Jenny Hope, the supplements, which are often recommended for women at risk of osteoporosis, are more dangerous than consuming additional amounts of milk, cheese, and other calcium-rich food products. Hope and Denis Campbell of The...

2012-05-24 19:17:10

And boosting overall dietary calcium confers no significant heart health benefit Calcium supplements might increase the risk of having a heart attack, and should be "taken with caution," concludes research published in the online issue of the journal Heart. Furthermore, boosting overall calcium intake from dietary sources confers no significant advantage in terms of staving off heart disease and stroke, the findings indicate. Previous research has linked higher calcium intake with a...

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...


Latest Calcium Reference Libraries

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2012-04-03 16:31:44

Sandalolitha robusta is a species of dome coral in the family Fungiidae. It is found in the Indo-Pacific oceanic region. This is a large, colonial coral that does not attach to substrate along the seabed. Polyps are embedded in numerous individuals corallites and are separate from one another. They are bordered by alternating wide and narrow septae, calcareous (calcium carbonate) ridges which bear serrated spines. The spines on the costae, the ridges which join the septae to other corallites,...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.