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2012-06-25

Calcium with Vitamin D Reduces Premature Death Rate

Here's another positive study on calcium and vitamin D, only weeks after THIS positive study, and a welcome glimmer of light after another study linking it to heart attacks.

This new study reviewed 8 clinical trials and found that vitamin D, when taken with calcium, can reduce the rate of death in seniors. The data was comprised of nearly 90% women, who had an average age of 70 years.

Interestingly, even though many other studies on vitamin D showed it's ability to reduce the rate of premature death, this study found that vitamin D reduces mortality only when in the presence of calcium.

The analysis also found that the reduced mortality was due to beneficial effects beyond the reduction of fracture risk (i.e. results were not due to a lower number of fractures).

Source: Vitamin D with Calcium Reduces Mortality: Patient Level Pooled Analysis of 70,528 Patients from Eight Major Vitamin D Trials

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2 comments:

  1. Did you see the new study linking calcium and vitamin D to kidney stones?
    What's your take on it? would love to see your coverage on it.

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    1. I covered a similar study from last year. Here's the link (you'll have to cut & paste since links have been disabled in the comments section).

      http://www.knowguff.com/2011/06/calcium-vitamin-d-linked-to-kidney.html

      In the post, I discuss what I feel is the REAL problem (a vitamin K deficiency) and how you can avoid the varied negative effects of calcium supplements to ensure you're maximizing the positive benefits.

      I won't go into details here, since I've already explored this in detail in other posts, but I will urge you to peruse the many articles I've posted on the topic over the past year or so.

      Hope you find the information valuable!

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