Calcium Intake & Hip Fractures by Robert Cohen www.notmilk.com
Today’s study appears in the December 28, 2008 volume
of Food Nutrition Research (Cho K, Cederholm T. 2008;52.
This scientific study was conducted at the Karolinska
Institute in Sweden, a facility many Americans have
never heard of.
The Karolinska Institute is the site from which Nobel
Prizes are awarded each year.
“Dietary calcium intake is assumed important in the
prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. However,
people in countries with a high calcium intake from
commodities such as milk and milk products have a
high incidence of hip fracture.”
“There was no significant relationship between calcium
intake and age, gender, bone mineral density, serum
calcium or albumin, type of fracture or body mass index.”
“Hip fracture patients had a mean calcium intake above
the recommended daily intake.”
“The relationship between calcium intake and fracture
susceptibility is complex.”
So…what critical information should one
consider regarding calcium and osteoporosis?