Absorbability of the calcium in a high-calcium mineral water

R. P. Heaney, M. S. Dowell

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The availability of the calcium contained in a high-calcium mineral water (Sangemini), popular in Italy, was compared in 18 healthy women with the availability of milk calcium ingested at the same calcium load, using45Ca as the tracer in a randomized cross-over design. At an ingested calcium load of 2.5 mmol, absorption fraction averaged 0.433 for milk and 0.475 for Sangemini water. The mean quotient of the two (Sangemini/milk) was 1.129 (±0.056, SEM, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-324
Number of pages2
JournalOsteoporosis International
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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