An Italian study recently concluded that postmenopausal women who have a low intake of calcium are at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis and hypertension.
The study involved more than 800 Italian women with hypertension. Researchers discovered that a significant percentage – about 35, consumed a lower amount of calcium through dairy sources and developed osteoporosis. Comparatively, only 19 percent of women who regularly ingested calcium developed the condition.
“Our study confirms that there may be a link between hypertension and low bone mass and that a low calcium intake could be a risk factor for the development of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women” said Professor Maria Manara, lead author of the study.
The findings are significant, as they may help scientists further develop preventative measures for the two conditions.
Those interested in increasing their calcium intake may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.
CalMax Original from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains 400 mg of calcium per serving. Regular ingestion may promote bone health and improve cardiovascular function.