Calcium will help prolong life

At the same time, the authors of the study emphasize that we are not talking about food additives, but about calcium-rich foods. These findings come from a long-term study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology.

The experiment involved 23, 000 men aged 45 to 79 years. The main sources of calcium in the diet of the participants in the experiment were dairy products and grains. Those who ate foods high in calcium daily, the risk of death from various diseases over the next 10 years was 25% lower than their peers in the diet. which contained less calcium. At the same time, they also had a 23% reduction in the risk of mortality from cardiovascular diseases. True, no significant effect of calcium on the death rate from cancer was found.

The findings confirm the results of earlier studies that found the relationship between calcium intake and increased life expectancy not only in men, but also in women. This, according to scientists, allows us to conclude that the daily intake of calcium above the established norm (which is 1000 mg / d for men from 19 to 50 years old, and 1200 mg / d for men over 50) actually reduces the risk of death from any disease. ...