Calcium, D, & diabetes.Calcium calcium (kăl`sēəm) [Lat.,=lime], metallic chemical element; symbol Ca; at. no. 20; at. wt. 40.08; m.p. about 839°C;; b.p. 1,484°C;; sp. gr. 1.55 at 20°C;; valence +2. and vitamin D vitamin D
Any of a group of fat-soluble alcohols important in calcium metabolism in animals to form strong bones and teeth and prevent rickets and osteoporosis. It is formed by ultraviolet radiation (sunlight) of sterols (see steroid) present in the skin. supplements may lower the risk of diabetes, says a study that tracked 80,000 women for 20 years.
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a. the most calcium (more than 500 mg a day) from supplements had a 20 percent lower risk of diabetes than those who consumed the least (250 mg a day or less). Women who consumed the most vitamin D from supplements (more than 400 IU a day) had a 13 percent lower risk of diabetes than those who consumed the least (less than 100 IU a day).
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it's be ~have not clear why a lower risk of diabetes was linked only to calcium and vitamin D from supplements, not food. People who take those supplements may do other things--like exercise or stay trim--that lower their risk, but the researchers tried to eliminate those "confounders."
What to do: Until the link with diabetes is clearer, it's worth taking enough calcium and vitamin D to protect your bones.
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you're be 50 or younger, shoot for 1,000 mg a day of calcium and 400 IU a day of vitamin D (from food and supplements). If you're over 50, increase the calcium to 1,200 mg. If you're over 70, boost the vitamin D to 600 IU.
Diabetes Care 29: 650, 2006.