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Calcium Pills can Harm Men’s Hearts?

Calcium Pills

Calcium pills can harm men’s hearts?

Almost unthinkable but this is a new finding based on a study of close to 400,000 middle aged Americans initiated in 1995-1996. It shows that men who take calcium tablets are more likely to die of heart disease within the next 12 years than those who do not take extra calcium in supplement form. This conclusion was reached by researchers at the National Cancer Institute in the USA.

Volunteers answered queries on their lifestyles, general health and diet, including use of supplements. Researchers then tracked the number who died and the causes of death over 12 years. About half of the men and more than two-thirds of the women said they took calcium supplements or multivitamins containing calcium at the outset. Continue reading

Nutritional Value of Anchovies (Ikan Bilis)

Ms Lim Su Lin, Chief Dietitian and manager at the dietetics department at National University Hospital of Singapore said

Anchovies with bones intact are a good source of calcium. They have 2 to 3 times more calcium that those with the bones removed. However, the entrails ad head o f anchovies contribute to a higher cholesterol content so it is better to have them removed but leave the bone intact.

Three tablespoons would give us about 180 mg of calcium which is one-fifth of an adult’s daily calcium consumption. Other source of calcium are milk, cheese, beancurd and dihal (a dish prepared with lentils or other pulses)

Source: Mind Your Body, The Straits Times, 9 April

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