Category Archives: Calcium

Dairy as A Weight Loss Food Group

Dietary calcium may cause weight loss because it is able to alter calcitriol levels. This suppression of calcitriol may have effects on adipocytes such that intracellular calcium ion levels fall. This then triggers a release of lipids from the adipocytes, … Continue reading

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Milk As A Possible Weight Loss Food?

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Vitamin D Toxicity: Part 2

In my previous article on vitamin D toxicity (here), I explained that vitamin D can become toxic at high doses. The traditional explanation of vitamin D toxicity relates to the ability of high intakes of one vitamin D metabolite, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin … Continue reading

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Calcium Supplements: Do They Lower Blood Pressure?

When discussing minerals and blood pressure the mineral that is usually mentioned in sodium. The relationship between sodium and blood pressure is more complex than is often considered. Most medical experts claim that as sodium intake increases, blood pressure also … Continue reading

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Effects of Calcium on Fluoride Absorption

Fluoride is ubiquitous in the foods and drinks that humans consume. Fluoride can also be present in the air as pollution in the form of hydrogen fluoride. Exposure to increasing amounts of food and airborne fluoride is a concern because … Continue reading

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Fluoride: Teeth, Tea and Toothpaste

Fluoride is a trace mineral in human nutrition. There is some evidence that fluoride may be essential, although this point of view is controversial. For example. Fluoride is said to be required for the hardening of tooth enamel and the … Continue reading

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Yoghurt As A Fat Loss Tool

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Magnesium For Cardioprotection

Magnesium is a macromineral in human nutrition. This means it is needed in gram amounts in the diet. Magnesium is a divalent cation and works along side other divalent cations, particularly calcium, at maintaining normal cellular homeostasis. In particular, magnesium … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: Immunity and Inflammation Regulator

Vitamin D is not a vitamin, but actually a steroid hormone that regulates gene expression in cells. Vitamin D is associated with protection from a number of diseases including cancer. The ability of vitamin D to confer protection from cancer … Continue reading

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Full Fat Dairy is A Weight Loss Food: More Evidence

Studies suggest that consumption of dairy foods is beneficial to the body weight. For example, in a recent study, researchers investigated the dairy intake of a large group (18,438) women, over 45 years, who were free from cardiovascular disease, cancer … Continue reading

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