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Articles June 2014 Issue

Calcium and Vitamin D May Benefit Cholesterol as Well as Bones

New analysis links bone-building nutrients to modest cholesterol improvement.

If youíre taking extra vitamin D or calcium to protect your bones, thereís good news about these bone-building nutrients and your cholesterol levels. According to a new analysis of data from the Womenís Health Initiative (WHI), supplements of vitamin D and calcium might modestly improve your cholesterol numbers. Previous studies of calcium and cholesterol had produced inconsistent results, while little was known about vitamin Dís effects.

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