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In Calcium: Nature's Versatile Mineral, Drs. Spiller and Bruce cover everything from calcium's vital role in the body as a bone builder to its lesser-known functions in metabolic activity. And since calcium doesn't work alone, the authors provide information about its team players -- phosphorus, vitamin D, and magnesium, among others. In addition, you'll learn about substances that interfere with calcium's actions, such as alcohol and certain medications. Most important, the authors share advice about getting the best form of calcium in the right amounts.
If you want to learn about the many ways that calcium can improve your health, this comprehensive resource presents all you need to know about this essential mineral.
|1.||Calcium and Its History||1|
|2.||Calcium's Metabolic Functions||6|
|3.||The Formation and Maintenance of Bones and Teeth||15|
|4.||Calcium's Connection to Osteoporosis||32|
|5.||The "New" Health Benefits of Calcium||47|
|6.||Calcium's Interaction With Other Nutrients and Dietary Compounds||56|
|7.||Factors in Calcium Absorption||81|
|8.||Getting Calcium in the Right Amounts||89|
|9.||Food Sources of Calcium||102|
|10.||Understanding Calcium Supplements||129|