Is calcium bad for you? Find out interesting facts here
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1. Are calcium supplements healthy?
A study shows that people who are taking more than 1.400 of calcium per day with their diet are at a low risk of developing calcium-containing plaques in the arteries. Although people who participated in the study and took calcium supplements were assessed to have a 22% more chance of developing calcium-containing plaques in the arteries over the ten-year study period. When it comes to supplements, another recent study shows that a number of Americans remained steady over the last decade. Americans spend more than thirty-four billion dollars on supplements in 2013. More than a half of people surveyed for the study said they had taken a supplement over the last thirty days. What people are taking though has changed. The use of multivitamins fell about six percent over a ten-year period while people using popular supplements like probiotics, omega-3, and vitamin D were on the increase.
2. Special taxes suggested to cope with obesity. Do you think you pay enough taxes? How about the tax on what you might be drinking. The World Health Organization the last week suggested 20% price increase on sugary drinks to help fight obesity and diabetes. One official said that drinking fewer calories in sweet drinks is the best way to curb obesity and prevent chronic disease. Obesity has more than doubled worldwide in the last thirty-five years. It is known that the sugary drinks provide “empty calories”, i.e. they contain a lot calorie without providing any nutritional value to the body so even drinking a lot of soda or packaged juices you are still hungry. With high-sugar content drinks, it is extremely easy to greatly exceed the number of calories you need to consume per day which eventually leads to weight gain and is fraught with obesity and related health conditions.
3. Kratom leaves are about to get classified as a dangerous drug. The United States Drug Enforcement Agency delayed a decision to classify the botanical substance called kratom as a dangerous drug. The leaves of the South-East Asian kratom tree are often used as a pain reliever or sometimes as a stimulant. The DEA said this year that it is planned to classify the main ingredient of kratom under the schedule one category - that’s the same class as heroin and LSD. The agency will now consider more information and had opened a public comment period that will run until December 1.
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(Updated at Oct 2 / 2023)