Calcium and Vitamin D Help Reduce PMS Symptoms
According to a new study published Monday, June 14, 2005 in the Archives of Internal
Medicine (2005; 165:1246-1252), a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D may help reduce
the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or prevent the condition altogether.
PMS is estimated to be found in 8 percent to 20 percent of women. The study was
conducted at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Harvard Medical School and
other affiliations and part of the large, long-running Nurses Health Study.
The study compared the diets of 1,057 women, ages 27-44 diagnosed with PMS to a
similar group of women nurses who did not have PMS. Food frequency questionnaires
and other health surveys were analyzed over a 10-year period. Women with intakes
corresponding to approximately 1,200 mg of calcium and 400 IU of vitamin D had
significantly reduced symptoms of PMS. The authors quote, “Our findings, together with
those from several small randomized trials that found calcium supplements to be effective
in treating PMS, suggest that a high intake of calcium and vitamin D may reduce the risk
This study and others suggest additional benefits of Life Force’s OsteoProCare. In fact,
the calcium amount of 1,200 mg per serving is identical to those found in the study of
daily calcium intake. OsteoProCare has 200 IU vitamin D per serving and is formulated
with this amount to account for other dietary sources and sunlight.
To review the study abstract go to the following website: http://archinte.amaassn.
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click on products then find the pix of both products
OsteOmegaCare and OsteoProCare.