The Roundup - Edition 64

The Roundup

by Chris Kresser

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 64, bringing you the best health research and paleo recipes from around the web over the past two weeks.

Blast from the Past

A new study has found that both calcium supplements and dairy products are not helpful for keeping bones healthy and strong. Ultimately, the researchers concluded that “dietary calcium intake is not associated with risk of fracture, and there is no clinical trial evidence that increasing calcium intake from dietary sources prevents fractures.”

And taking calcium supplements could actually be harmful: the extra calcium doesn’t go to strengthen bones but instead can build up in the arteries, causing heart disease, or in the kidneys, causing kidney stones. This is another example of a situation where conventional dietary guidelines have got it wrong, and may even be causing harm.

In 2013 I wrote an article about the potential dangers of calcium supplementation. And last year one of my staff nutritionists shared her recommendations for building strong bones without needing to consume dairy products. These two articles will give you all the information you need to start growing better bone density today; no dairy or calcium supplementation required.

Research Report

Worth A Look

For the Foodies

  1. The slow cooker pork loin recipe was awesome (I didn’t have honey and eliminated it, added 1-2T of coconut oil to make sure did not dry out.

    Re calcium study, to be of any benefit, one would need other vitamins like k2, probably most taking supplements were deficient.

  2. I’ve been saying that calcium supplementation and milk (the white stuff that is claimed to be milk today) has been useless or even dangerous to health for years, finally the research backs it up.

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