Calcium for Depression

 

 

If you are depressed, you need calcium to protect your bones.

Scientists at Jerusalem's Hebrew University have discovered that depression causes the body to release a chemical called noradrenaline. This chemical, useful during times of stress or danger, weakens bone-building cells during depression.

A high calcium diet is necessary for strong bones and to prevent osteoporosis.

Extra calcium is needed while on a low calorie diet as well.

Sources:

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?type=healthNews&storyid=2006-10-30T221414Z_01_L3056781_RTRIDST_0_HEALTH-DEPRESSION-DC.XML&src=rss

http://www.apluswriting.net/diettips/evitaminscalcium.htm

http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/health/calcium.htm

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