The Benefits of Calcium and Vitamin D

Posted by administrator Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I did some research on calcium and vitamin D, and if I were a woman I would definitely take a calcium and vitamin D supplement.

Breast Cancer

This is not the first time I read about the possible cancer protection effects of vitamin D or calcium. However, as more evidence is built, the more convincing the argument for supplementation becomes.

There was a recent study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. The study results suggest that vitamin D and calcium supplementation may reduce the risk of breast cancer by one-third. This should encourage all women to get an adequate amount of vitamin D and calcium through diet and supplementation.


Men should also consider vitamin D and calcium supplementation if their diets are low in either nutrient. Men can and do get breast cancer. Calcium and vitamin D also have many other nutritional benefits for men and women.

Calcium's potential benefits

* Increasing weight loss
* Decreasing blood pressure
* Decreasing cholesterol
* Preventing osteoporosis
* Preventing stroke
* Preventing colon cancer
* Preventing gum disease

Vitamin D's potential benefits

* Decreasing blood pressure
* Preventing heart disease
* Preventing osteoporosis
* Preventing arthritis
* Preventing colorectal and prostate cancer

Where to find them

Calcium can be found in milk, cheese, yogurt, almonds, broccoli, cabbage, and dark leafy green vegetables. Vitamin D can be found in eggs and cold water fatty fish such as salmon or tuna. There are also foods fortified with calcium and/or vitamin D to consider.

If you decide to go the supplement route the daily doses to aim for are at least:

* Calcium: 1000mg
* Vitamin D: 5mcg

About The Author:
Kalvin Chinyere, M.D., fondly known as Dr. Kal, is a weight loss expert and the creator of The Don't Go Broke Diet. Dr. Kal was an overweight child, an obese teen and a morbidly obese adult. He tipped the scale at over 330 pounds. Dr. Kal has since lost and kept off over 140 pounds naturally. Learn more about the Don't Go Broke Diet at his weight loss blog and his weight loss program website.
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