calcium

Scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University have discovered a direct link between calcium and cholesterol, a discovery that could pave the way for new ways of treating high blood cholesterol.

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Classified as: calcium, cholesterol, heart disease, Luis Agellon, Marek Michalak, University of Alberta
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

By Ross Neitz, University of Alberta

It’s well known that calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth, but new research shows it also plays a key role in moderating another important aspect of health—cholesterol.

Scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University have discovered a direct link between calcium and cholesterol, a discovery that could pave the way for new ways of treating high blood cholesterol. 

Classified as: calcium, cholesterol, Marek Michalak, University of Alberta, Luis Agellon, heart disease, health and lifestyle
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Published on: 26 Jul 2017

Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 mg per day can help women live longer, according to a study whose lead author was Lisa Langsetmo, a Ph.D. Research Associate at McGill University, and whose senior author was Prof. David Goltzman, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine and researcher in the Musculoskeletal Disorders axis at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).Their findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

Classified as: metabolism, vitamin D, calcium, endocrinology, goltzman, osteoporosis
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Published on: 22 May 2013