Diet and Atherosclerosis.
In order to get calcium into bones, as I've said before, you need enough magnesium. Magnesium-rich foods are nuts, seeds, beans (including soybeans), and whole grains. Dairy products contain calcium without magnesium. That means when you consume dairy, you need a great deal more magnesium to allow calcium to get into your bones, not into your arteries.
The researchers in this study discovered that adding trans-fatty acids to a diet increased calcium deposits. In addition to eating a diet high in magnesium and making sure your supplements give you equal amounts of these minerals, it seems important to keep foods high in trans fats out of your diet. Except for an occasional dessert, of course.
Kummerow, F.A., et al. "Effect of trans fatty acids on calcium influx into human arterial endothelial cells," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 70, 1999.
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|Title Annotation:||magnesium, trans-fatty acids|
|Author:||Fuchs, Nan Kathryn|
|Publication:||Women's Health Letter|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2001|
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