December 17, 2013

Hardening of the arteries.  Atherosclerosis. Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis. Calcium.

The connection? A decrease in carotid artery atherosclerosis! Calcium supplements reduce carotid artery atherosclerosis. Plus, the higher the calcium supplement intake, the lower the incidence of carotid artery atherosclerosis. (1) Young Chiropractic delights in being able to share exciting news like this!

So here it is, researchers are now talking up the benefit of calcium for heart health. We chiropractors know the benefit of nutrition for the body, its muscles and bones and organs. Young Chiropractic is pleased to share more scientific support for nutritional benefit with our Easley back pain and neck pain patients.

Easley heart tip: Take your calcium!In this latest study, researchers studied the effect of calcium supplementation on women. The participants were randomized to taking different amounts of calcium. Those who took at least 80% of the supplement had significant reduction of carotid artery atherosclerosis. Women who took calcium did not have increased carotid artery atherosclerosis. Those who took the highest total intake of calcium from diet and supplementation had reduced carotid atherosclerosis compared to the lower total intake participants. The researchers conclude that high calcium intake may well reduce the surrogate cardiovascular risk factor. (1) This is terrific news for Easley women and men at risk of cardiovascular issues.

Once again, research overcomes misinformation. Easley chiropractic patients appreciate that.  For a while, calcium supplementation was blamed for kidney stone formation. Science reported that as FALSE. (2) Now, calcium supplementation can’t be blamed easily for carotid artery atherosclerosis any more either.

Young Chiropractic bases its chiropractic practice on science whenever possible. We also base our chiropractic treatment plan on documented and published protocols like those we use in the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Nutrition, chiropractic treatment and exercise are all important parts of the plan. So contact Young Chiropractic today. Relief is just a phone call – and possibly a scientific research article – away!