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Men can benefit from calcium supplements, too

November 11, 2008 2:09:06 PM PST
Women aren't the only one's who should be concerned about calcium intake. A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows men's bone's benefit from calcium supplementation just as much as women's do.

Calcium supplements are standard fare for women, and while it's been assumed that calcium would also help protect men from osteoporosis, the few studies looking at calcium supplementation in men have had mixed results.

Men taking calcium supplements in this study were significantly less likely to fall and their fracture risk was less than men taking a placebo.

There was a rare risk of blood vessel problems for the men on calcium.

More studies are now being called for.


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