Category Archives: Calcium

Vitamin D and Calcium for Weight Loss?

Vitamin D and calcium are two nutrients that are known to interact in human metabolism. Both nutrients are also involved in weight regulation and although the mechanisms by which they help modulate body weight are not fully understood, scientific evidence … Continue reading

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Low Soluble Calcium In Fortified Plant Milk

Plant milks are milk substitute products that have become popular due to many having allergies to cow’s milk or being lactose intolerant. However, plant milks are naturally low in calcium and therefore the milks are often fortified with additional calcium. … Continue reading

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Milk For Weight Loss?

Cow’s milk is a nutritious food for animals other than young cows. There is a belief that cow’s milk is a poor quality food, but the science behind cow’s milk has been misunderstood. Certainly, certain individuals cannot consume cow’s milk … Continue reading

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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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