Thinking Straight about Calcium

Robert P. Heaney

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For the past 10 years, both scientists and the lay public have been subjected to a spate of claims and counterclaims about the value of ensuring an adequate intake of calcium throughout life. Although the role of calcium in the health of adult bone has been called controversial, it may be more accurate to say that it has been confusing. Is it possible to straighten out the apparent conflicts? A recent review identified 43 studies published since 1988 that related calcium intake to bone mass, bone loss, or bone fragility1. Twenty-six reported that calcium intake was associated in some…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-505
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 18 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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