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Low calcium, high blood pressure?

New Italian research shows that low calcium intake may increase the risk of high blood pressure, a condition that can increase the risk of stroke.1 A study of 825 postmenopausal women at the Gaetano Pini Institute, Milan, highlighted a heightened dual risk of osteoporosis and hypertension in women with a low intake of calcium. 35.4% of women who consumed a lower amount of calcium were diagnosed with both osteoporosis and hypertension.

Two yoghurt desserts

Boost your calcium levels with low fat dairy products, green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fortified breads and cereals. One glass (200ml) of semi-skimmed milk, a small pot (150g) of low-fat fruit yogurt and 40g hard cheese will provide the amount of calcium an adult needs in one day.

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1. http://www.eular.org/congresspressreleases/OP0055_Press_Release_Manara_
Low_Calcium_Between_Osteoporosis__Hypertension_FINAL.pdf Accessed 11 May 2011