Shimla: The mineral calcium which is taken daily with food is essential for bone health. There are indications that the additional intake of calcium can lead to more heart attacks, strokes and deaths. The German Society of Endocrinology (DGE) says that calcium is better as food and not as supplementary feed.
The mineral calcium makes up about 1.5 percent of body mass in the human body, is essential for the stringing bones and teeth, but also important for the “signal propagation” within the cells. Calcium is mainly found in milk and dairy products, some vegetables, such as in broccoli, kale, fennel or leeks and mineral waters, but also in normal drinking water, in particular when no scale filter are installed in the lines.
An additional intake of calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis is only recommended if adequate calcium intake through diet is not guaranteed. A survey last year finds that about half of the U.S. population takes calcium tablets.
Another study by Swedish researchers over fifty thousand women found the relationship between calcium intake and mortality. High daily calcium intake of 1400 mg was associated with more deaths due to heart attacks.