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What Will Happen If I
Consume Too Much Calcium?

PJ Media, by Theodore Dalrymple

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Posted By:Judy W., 2/23/2013 5:09:52 PM

It is tempting for people to suppose that if a little of something is good for them, then a lot of it must be better. (Snip) A study from Sweden, recently published in the British Medical Journal, examines the important question of whether calcium supplements are good for middle-aged and old women. What the Swedish researchers found was that the graph of the relationship between calcium intake and death rates was a U-shaped curve. People with a low consumption of calcium had a higher mortality than those with a moderate consumption, but so did people with a high consumption.

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Unfortunately he does not say how you know if your dietary calcium is high or low, but it´s clear that calcium supplements are not good for you.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1, 2/23/2013 5:15:28 PM     (No. 9192754)

They need to study the presence of magnesium in the diet too - as the two are synergistic. These single element studies don´t tell you much in the face of synergistic effects. There´s such a thing as simplifying the system under study too much, where it´s really easy to study, but worthless in revealing useful information.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/23/2013 6:48:37 PM     (No. 9192826)

And will quitting the porn industry solve the problem?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/23/2013 7:24:08 PM     (No. 9192858)

Our internist recently recommended going slow on extra calcium. We are milk drinkers and get calcium in our foods and a multivitamin tab a day.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/23/2013 7:24:40 PM     (No. 9192860)

Too much calcium can cause symptoms similar to stroke. If a person has a problem speaking coherently or writing complete sentences, get help! Calcium overload can kill.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: philsner, 2/23/2013 9:14:00 PM     (No. 9192927)

Eggs will kill you. Eggs are good for you.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/23/2013 11:22:20 PM     (No. 9193010)

They didn´t discuss calcium tables with vitamin D.

Many decide that if one is good, ten is better. Mega doses of anything are dangerous.

However, back in the dark ages we were told vitamin A and D do not leave the body; everything else goes down the toilet. Americans have the most expensive urine in the world.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pickle1, 2/24/2013 2:36:57 AM     (No. 9193063)

If you take blood pressure medicine to also get rid of fluids do not take with calcium and magnesium with the blood pressure medicine. You can have seizures.

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