Kids and Calcium Supplements – Not Necessary

Andy Vance

The supplements, I mean… not necessary for the kids, that is! New research indicates that calcium supplements may not be providing the advertised benefits to the youngsters after all. The study, released by the Cochrane Library, alleges that supplementing children’s diets with calcium tablets has little benefit for bone health. The study did reaffirm the importance of getting the recommended amounts of calcium rich foods in young one’s diet, as well as the necessity of children with medical condidtions affecting their bones and teeth to get additonal calcium intake.

The Library also released information that suggests there is no demonstrable link between oral calcium supplements and lowering adult hypertension.

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