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Calcium rich or poor

1st May 2006

Two months after a huge clinical trial concluded that calcium supplements don't do much to protect older women from bone fractures, a new study has found just the opposite, says the Harvard World Health Review. Or so it would appear.

The paper published in the Archives of Internal Medicine at the end of April said older women who consistently took calcium for five years had significantly fewer broken bones than those who did not. But in February, the Women's Health Initiative -- a extensive government-sponsored study -- reported that calcium supplements had little effect.

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