Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 20th, 2005
"Pregnancy and lactation are times of physiologic stress during which bone turnover is accelerated. Previous studies have demonstrated that there is increased mobilization of lead from the maternal skeleton at this time and that calcium supplementation may have a protective effect," noted B.L. Gulson and colleagues, Macquarie University, Sydney.
In their study, "Ten immigrants to Australia were provided with either calcium carbonate or a complex calcium supplement (about 1 g/day) during pregnancy and for 6 months postpartum. Two...
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