Low-fat Dieting Does Not Reduce Calcium Intake in Women
Dunedin, New Zealand -- A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1997)indicated that women can be on low-fat diets without added risk of inadequate calcium intake.
Dairy products can contain significant amounts of
fat calories and their intake could be limited by persons concerned
with risk of heart disease. Dairy products, such as milk, also
have high calcium content, and provide a major source of calcium
which is necessary for healthy bones. Therefore, inadequate calcium
intake in women on low-fat diets theoretically could increase
their risk of developing the weakened bone of osteoporosis.