calcium supplements are better than nothing --

Lila de Tantillo Health Guide
  • But they're not as good as regular intake of calcium from a diet rich in dairy products and other food, according to a study from the Washington University School of Medicine. Scientists found that women who got most of their calcium from food had the highest bone density in their spine and hips, and believe it may be because dietary calcium helps produce estrogen and that is may be better absorbed than the supplement version. An article on the subject is at

    http://www.nursinginpractice.com/default.asp?title=Dietarycalciumbestprotectionagainstosteoporosis&page=article.display&article.id=3903

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Published On: June 21, 2007