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Women need more calcium?

Posted Sep 30 2005 12:00am
I have just seen a press release titled ‘Women Need More Calcium.’  This press release says that women should be taking more calcium, particularly calcium supplements, for good bone health.  The press release refers to a study presented to the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research 27th Annual meeting, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 23-27, 2005.  The study provides no peer-reviewed evidence that taking calcium supplements reduces the risk of osteoporosis, and get this:  the study was sponsored by Proctor & Gamble, a large pharmaceutical company that sells calcium supplements!
 
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