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Magnesium Important to Kids’ Bone Health

Calcium intake has always been associated with bone building and dietary guidelines often emphasize that children should consume calcium-rich foods for bone health. However, researchers have found that another mineral, magnesium, may also play an equally important role in bone health and that parents must ensure that their children get enough magnesium-rich foods as possible. Lead author Steven A. Abrams MD, FAAP, professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and colleagues looked into the effect of magnesium intake and absorption on bone mineral content in children ages 4-8 years. The report, which was presented recently at the […]

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Previous reports have expressed concern that taking high doses of calcium supplements increases one’s risk for heart attack due to calcification (accumulation of calcium) of the coronary arteries. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) however, states that the evidence from these clinical trials does not conclusively show that calcium supplements increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Lead author Elizabeth Samelson, Ph.D., associate scientist at the Institute for Aging Research (IFAR) at Hebrew SeniorLife and an assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School (HMS), reports that their study found that the severity of calcification of coronary arteries in the heart is not […]

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