Diets rich in calcium cut stroke risk

According to recent diet news, those children that eat a diet rich in calcium are less likely to die from strokes during adulthood. Researchers claim that calcium rich diets can lower the risk of dying from stroke by as much as 60%.
A team of experts at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane, Australia alongside experts at the University of Bristol looked into diet results dating back to the 1930s.
Writing in the journal Heart the researchers reportedly said: “In this 65-year follow-up study of children born in the 1920s or 1930s, a family diet in childhood relatively high in calcium was associated with reduced risk of mortality caused by stroke, with calcium intakes above 400mg/day associated with 40-60% lower mortality due to stroke compared with those with daily calcium intakes below 400mg/day.”

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