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Friday, June 19, 2009

Young Adults Not Getting Enough Calcium

I hate to keep harping on the need for calcium, but I can't ignore the fact that a new study seems to come out about every other week saying that some segment of the public isn't getting their RDA of calcium.

This week the culprits are young adults sayeth an accusatory article on A University of Minnesota study of 1500 young-uns found that they started reducing their calcium intake in high school or soon after.

More than half of the males and more than two-thirds of the females consumed less than the daily recommended level of calcium at the end of each of those time periods, the researchers found.

The study findings are published in the July issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

The study also took the time to check what else was correlated with lower calcium levels. Lactose intolerance was, not surprisingly. People who drink less milk tend not to get enough calcium from other sources either.

Also connected was "excessive television watching." TV watchers. Order more pizza. Double cheese. Heck, you're already fat.

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