Lack of dietary calcium intake can increase women’s risk of a thyroid condition. Thyroid conditions can in turn lead to bone fractures and kidney stones, according to scientists.
Women with the highest intake of dietary calcium had a 44% reduced risk of developing primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), compared with the group with the lowest intake, stated researchers.
Some dietary sources of calcium include milk and other dairy foods, nuts, and fish such as sardines and pilchards (as the bones are eaten).
PHPT affects approximately 1 in 800 people during their lifetime and is most prevalent in post-menopausal women.
A good way to ward off the risk of developing PHPT is to increase your dietary calcium intake, but also taking a calcium supplement as well. Calcium is something often easily overlooked in diets, and yet for women in particular can be very important for bone development and maintenance as well.
Source: Zee News India