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The one-fourth of people consuming the most calcium were 36% less likely to have dementia
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The one-fourth of people consuming the most calcium were 36% less likely to have dementia compared to the one-fourth consuming the least according to a study of 1081 people 60 and older living in Japan.
“Higher self-reported dietary intakes of potassium, calcium, and magnesium reduce the risk of all-cause dementia, especially [vascular dementia], in the general Japanese population,” the authors of the paper concluded.
Ozawa M, Ninomiya T, Ohara T, Hirakawa Y, Doi Y, Hata J, Uchida K, Shirota T, Kitazono T, and Kiyohara Y. Self-reported dietary intake of potassium, calcium, and magnesium and risk of dementia in the Japanese: the Hisayama Study. J Am Geriatr Soc, 2012 Aug; 60(8): 1515-1520.
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