Milk remains the gold standard for calcium

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As nutrition experts continue to confuse people over “do’s” and “don’ts” (that are often subject to change), there are only a few constants left.

Now, there’s concern about people getting too much calcium through calcium supplements.

Too much calcium? Isn't the problem too little calcium?

 “It’s gotten very confusing but it doesn’t need to be,” Ethel Siris, director of the Toni Stabile Osteoporosis Center at Columbia University Medical Center, is quoted in this item in The Wall Street Journal on Monday.

According to the article, studies have linked calcium supplements to a higher risk of heart attacks and kidney stones.

Bottom-line: It’s fine to get calcium from food sources, such as milk. Supplements are a more iffy proposition.

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Texss  |  July, 05, 2012 at 09:06 AM

So, we'll be watching for this on "Good Morning America", CNN, Fox, and Rush to keep this Golden information in front of the American public.

WI  |  July, 08, 2012 at 02:47 PM

I was waiting for this...supplements and stones, but I would suggest you restate you Bottom Line:) (Is "iffier" really a word??

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