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    Magnesium, a big unknow mineral for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

    There is a mineral that always comes first to mind when someone is diagnosed with osteoporosis – calcium. But, what about magnesium? People with osteoporosis are advised to increase their dairy intake and also to take some calcium supplements. Has this “calcium-universal” remedy been helping people? Possibly, it has done more harm than good (1) (2). Too much calcium causes hypercalcemia and some side effects are constipation, abdominal cramps, kidney stones or stroke.     The picture is not clear and there aren’t enough scientific studies that would show how cow’s milk or calcium supplementation support those who suffer bone deterioration, not even as prevention. Even though, from time to…