Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 16th, 2003
Researchers measured sodium (Na) excretion in 40 black and 28 white adolescent girls 11-15 years old. The study was divided into two sessions of 3 weeks each. The girls ate diets with either 1.3 grams per day (g/d) or 4 g/d of dietary sodium, plus dietary calcium in one of three levels: 800 milligrams per day (mg/d), 1300 mg/d, or 1800 mg/d. Researchers measured daily urinary and fecal sodium levels.
While consuming the low-calcium,...
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