Calcium paradox: Consequences of calcium deficiency manifested by a wide variety of diseases

  title={Calcium paradox: Consequences of calcium deficiency manifested by a wide variety of diseases},
  author={Takuo Fujita},
  journal={Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism},
Calcium deficiency is a global problem, especially in the aging population. Among various nutrients, calcium is one of the few that is still deficient in industrialized countries such as Japan and many Western countries. Calcium deficiency is readily connected with osteoporosis, which is a decrease of bone calcium content. Less well known is the calcium outflow from bone that occurs to prevent decrease of blood calcium in calcium deficiency caused by the parathyroid hormone, with consequent… CONTINUE READING
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