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Calcium deficiency could cause Hyperthyroidism

Increase your calcium intake and decrease your risk of Hyperthyroidism – says article in British Medical Journal

A study of over 58,000 women at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital as part of the Nurses’ Health Study, a wider piece of research, has shown the link.

Primary Hyperparathyroidism affects one in 800 people, is most common in post-menopausal women and causes bone fractures and kidney stones. It’s also suggested that it’s linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.

The research suggested that increasing calcium intake to around 700mg per day cuts the risk of getting the disease.

You can increase your calcium intake by including the following foods in your diet – milk, dairy products, nuts, fish such as sardines and pilchards (where you eat the bones).

However, they warn that taking too much causes stomach pains and diarrhoea.



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