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Reducing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). There seems to be a link between low dietary calcium intake and symptoms of PMS. Consuming calcium daily seems to significantly reduce mood swings, bloating, food cravings, and pain. Also, increasing the amount of calcium in one’s diet seems to prevent PMS. Women consuming an average of 1283 mg/day of calcium from foods seem to have about a 30% lower risk of PMS than women who consume an average canada goose outlet online uk of 529 mg/day of calcium.
Possibly Effective forColorectal cancer. Research suggests that high intake of dietary or supplemental calcium reduces the risk of colorectal cancer. However, some conflicting evidence exists. This may be due to differences in blood levels of vitamin D. People with low levels of vitamin D do not seem to benefit from calcium supplements.
Increasing bone strength in fetuses. In pregnant women who eat a low amount of calcium as part of their diet, calcium supplementation increases the bone mineral density of the fetus. However, this does not appear to be beneficial for women with normal calcium levels.
Fluoride poisoning. Taking calcium by mouth, together with vitamin C and vitamin D supplements, seems to reduce fluoride levels in children and improve symptoms of fluoride poisoning.
High cholesterol. Taking calcium supplements along with a low fat or low calorie diet seems to modestly reduce cholesterol. Taking calcium alone, without the restricted diet, does not seem to lower cholesterol.
High blood pressure. Taking calcium supplements seems to reduce blood pressure slightly (usually around 1 2 mmHg) in people with or without high blood pressure. Calcium seems to work best in salt sensitive people and people who normally get very little calcium. Taking calcium by mouth also seems to be helpful for reducing blood pressure in people with serious kidney disease.
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Possibly Ineffective forBreast cancer. Some research suggests that women who eat more calcium www.erinpsalzer.com have a reduced risk for developing breast cancer. However, other research suggests that blood levels of calcium are not linked with breast cancer risk. Overall, most research suggests that taking calcium does not reduce the risk for breast cancer.
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Fractures. Taking calcium alone or with vitamin D does not seem to prevent fractures in older people without osteoporosis.
Heart attack. Early research suggests that people who consume more calcium in their diet have a lower risk of having a heart attack. canada goose outlet orlando However, the effects of calcium SUPPLEMENTS on heart attack risk are not clear. Some research suggests that calcium supplements increase heart attack risk. Other research shows there is no effect. It may be that some people have an increased risk while others do not. For example, people who take calcium as a single supplement might have an increased risk. On the other hand, people who take calcium with vitamin D do not seem to have an increased risk. Also, people who take a calcium supplement and consume more than 805 mg/day of calcium as part of their diet might be at an increased risk, while people who take a supplement and consume less calcium in their diet might not.
Ineffective forCardiac arrest. Evidence suggests that administering calcium during cardiac arrest does not increase survival and might actually worsen the chance for resuscitation. Insufficient Evidence forCancer. Research shows that taking calcium alone does not reduce the risk of cancer. Taking calcium along with vitamin D might reduce the risk of cancer in some people, but results are conflicting. Some research shows that taking 1400 1500 mg of calcium daily plus 1100 IU of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) daily lowers the risk of developing cancer by 60% in healthy older women who have low blood levels of vitamin D before treatment. But other research shows that taking 1500 mg of calcium daily plus 2000 IU of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) daily does not reduce the risk of developing cancer in healthy older women who have adequate levels of vitamin D before treatment.
Diabetes. Some early research suggests that consuming more calcium from the diet or from supplements, either alone or in combination with vitamin D, lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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Endometrial cancer. Taking calcium supplements might reduce the risk of developing endometrial cancer. However, dietary calcium does not seem to have any benefit.
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Stroke. There is some evidence that increasing calcium intake in the diet might decrease the risk of stroke. Other evidence suggests that increasing calcium intake does not reduce the risk of stroke.
Metabolic syndrome. Some evidence suggests that consuming more calcium from the diet and supplements, either alone or in combination with vitamin D, lowers the risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
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