Too Much Calcium And Osteoporosis

Too Much Calcium And Osteoporosis

Although sufficient calcium intake is important in maintaining healthy bones, excessive calcium intake may actually cause greater bone porosity and fractures. Excess calcium gets deposited in soft tissues of bones and thus leads to development osteoarthritis or osteoporosis.

According to new research done at Harvard University for 12 long years, the more dairy products you consume, the higher is the rate of bone fracture and fragile bones.  In fact, in countries where both dairy consumption and overall calcium levels in the diet are the low, bone fracture rates are also the lowest.

According to Dutch researcher, Klompmakers, excessive calcium introduced through dairy products and mineral supplementation forces the bone building cells, known as osteoclasts, to replicate prematurely, thus causing rapid and premature aging of bones. Excess calcium in bones can lead to accumulation of plaque. Excess calcium can also get deposited in soft tissues in the bones; and to prevent this body removes extra calcium in the bones, where it is stored until it can be excreted. In Asia, where calcium consumption is relatively low (100-200 mg daily), peak bone mass is reached later in life, and bones remain stronger and resistant to fracture later in life. Ultimately bone health can be maintained by modifying your lifestyle and by taking balanced diet and staying active.

We should not allow ourselves to be convinced that swallowing limestone supplements or toximolecular poisons will in anyway fill the void that a lack of genuine nutrition and exercise has caused. Thus, osteoporosis can be prevented by reducing intake of calcium, especially in countries where osteoporotic fractures are common.

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