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21 Calcium Deficiency Symptoms That Will Surprise You

21 Calcium Deficiency Symptoms That Will Surprise You

In addition to its key role in imparting strength to bones and teeth, calcium plays a critical role as a messenger in cell-signaling pathways throughout the body and is necessary for normal cell function, transmission of nerve signals, secretion of hormones, blood coagulation, muscle contraction, and muscle relaxation.

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Nutrition Gives You an Edge
Healthy eating habits can help keep you energized and ready to be active. What, when, and how much you eat can greatly affect your ability to perform different physical activities, not to mention your ability to maintain good health. The composition of your meals and snacks,

Calcium Supplements and Your Heart

Calcium’s role in overall health is not up for debate. It’s required for bone strength, muscle function and nerve transmission. Consuming enough may also help keep blood pressure numbers down. The question is, then, how should you get your fill of calcium? For many who are concerned they aren’t getting

Q&A: Blueberries; Additives; Beet Greens; Calcium

Q. It’s not always convenient to eat fresh blueberries. How do frozen and dried blueberries compare in nutrition and brain benefits?
A. Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD, of Tufts’ HNRCA Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory, has researched the brain benefits of blueberries and their anthocyanin compounds. She says, “Frozen berries do not lose their

10 Tips to Fight Osteoporosis

Because 70 percent of our bone destiny is due to heredity, you’re at greater risk for osteoporosis if you have a family history of the disease—but that doesn’t mean you can’t help shape the health of your bones.

We actively build bone until our mid-20s, then we start to slowly lose

Q&A: Kidney Stones; Cognitive Decline; Energy

Q. I’m a woman in my mid-60s. What can I do to help prevent kidney stone formation?
A. The clearest link between women and kidney stones is overweight/obesity, smoking, and being sedentary. But a larger question is how kidney stones affect the health of other organs in your body. Kidney stones

Newsbriefs: Long-Lived Parents; Cardiovascular Risk; COPD

Long-Lived Parents Mean Longer Life for You.
If your mother and father lived past 70 your risk of all-cause mortality declines to 16 and 17 percent per decade, respectively, while mortality risk from coronary heart disease declines 20 and 21 percent per decade, respectively. The increased parental longevity was associated with

Nourish Your Bones

Unlike the static human skeletons that commonly hang in biology classrooms, your bones are continually being broken down and rebuilt. In fact, your entire skeleton is replaced about every 10 years. In addition to exercise, about 20 different nutrients help prevent the weakening of bones that leads to osteoporosis. We

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