Calcium: Nature's Bone Builder

Calcium: Nature's Bone Builder

by Bonnie Bruce, Gene A. Spiller, Gene Spiller
     
 

It's a well-known fact that calcium plays an essential role in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth, but did you know that calcium is responsible as well for many of the metabolic functions that occur in your body -- functions that include blood clotting, muscle movement, and never cell communication? What's more, scientific research is beginning to uncover…  See more details below

Overview

It's a well-known fact that calcium plays an essential role in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth, but did you know that calcium is responsible as well for many of the metabolic functions that occur in your body -- functions that include blood clotting, muscle movement, and never cell communication? What's more, scientific research is beginning to uncover evidence that calcium also contributes to controlling blood pressure and offers protection against colon cancer, kidney stones, and breast cancer. Calcium may even help relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583330586
Publisher:
Avery
Publication date:
08/07/2000
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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