Not All Calcium-fortified Foods Provide Same Benefits

Millions of consumers who buy calcium-fortified products to get more calcium into their diets may be in for a surprise. According to research conducted by Robert P. Heaney, M.D., professor of medicine at Creighton University Medical Center, calcium-fortified products, typically orange juice, differ substantially in the way the calcium is absorbed by the body. According to Heaneys research, which is published in this months Journal of the American Dietetic Association, the addition of calcium to a product does not guarantee that the consumer is getting the full benefit of what is on the label. It depends on the absorbability of the added calcium. Previous research by Heaney, holder of the John A. Creighton University Professorship, sho... [Cancercompass News: Cancer Nutrition]

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