Supplement Could Boost Adolescent Girls’ Calcium Absorption – (10-05-00)By
Supplement Could Boost Adolescent Girls’ Calcium Absorption
Adding inulin, a carbohydrate that has known beneficial effects on friendly flora in the GI tract as well as the cells of the GI tract themselves, is shown to increase calcium absorption is adolescent girls. Inulin is found in many fruits and vegetables and this may be a reason why calcium is much better absorbed from whole foods then from supplements.
A carbohydrate dietary supplement may be able to boost the amount of calcium that adolescent girls can absorb from their diets, according to the results of an industry-sponsored study released today at the World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology and nutrition, in Boston. The supplement, a form of inulin, appeared to increase by nearly 20% the amount of calcium that girls absorbed from an experimental high-calcium diet. Studies have linked increased calcium absorption in adolescence to a lowered risk of osteoporosis later in life for girls, Dr. Steven A. Abrams, a professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, pointed out.
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