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Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation for Bone Fractures?

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation for Bone Fractures? – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reports I don’t know whether I should be happy, furious or frustrated Choosing to subscribe to the concept of “better late than never,” I choose happy with a pinch of frustration. You are probably right now asking yourself what the “h” is he talking about? I’m talking about the advice that 95 % or more of physicians give to their patients about preventing bone fractures, and...
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Are Calcium Supplements Dangerous to Your Health?

Dear Valued MigreLief Fans, For decades I have been telling all women that the need to take 1000-1500 mg per day of calcium to protect your bones is a hoax and a myth which is propagated in part by the pharmaceutical companies that own some of the calcium marketing companies and a general lack of familiarity with the published literature demonstrating the dangers of supplementing with calcium product, within certain segments of the healthcare community. Sayer Ji, is an excellent...
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Do Osteoporosis Drugs & Calcium Prevent Fractures?

Recent studies indicate that  high levels of calcium are potentially dangerous to your cardiovascular system, and increases both calcification of arteries and MI risk.   There is a much better option for long-term bone health. Your physician tells you that your Bone Mineral Density (BMD) is low (2.5 standard deviations below average and that you have osteoporosis) and he wants you to go on one of the prescription medications to prevent bone fractures. He or she goes on to tell...
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Does High Dose Calcium Prevent Bone Fractures?

Is Supplementing with High Dose Calcium a Good Idea for Preventing Bone Fractures? Millions of women are told by their physicians to take 1000-1500 mg/day of calcium supplements primarily to reduce the risk of bone fractures. Professionally, I think this is NOT a good idea and may have significant adverse health effects. The Chinese and Japanese cultures, which historically eat little or no dairy products and therefore get less than half the calcium that is in American diets containing dairy,...
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