Can Intake of Calcium Tablets Enhance Children’s Height?

No, based on the findings of two studies, the intake of calcium is unable to significantly increase the height of children. However, there may be a positive effect of calcium intake on bone mass of the spine and radius.

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM


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1: "A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Calcium Supplementation Trial, And Bone Height Acquisition In Children," British Journal of Nutrition, 1995, by WTK Lee, SSF Leung, DY Leung. (Citations: 171).

Abstract There is limited information relating Ca intake to bone and height acquisition among Oriental children who consume little or even no milk. The present controlled study investigated the acquisition of bone mass and height of Chinese children with an initial Ca ...


2: "Calcium Supplements In Healthy Children Do Not Affect Weight Gain, Height, Or Body Composition," Obesity, 2007, by T Winzenberg, K Shaw, J Fryer, G Jones. (Citations: 49).

Objective: Calcium intake is a potential factor influencing weight gain and may reduce body weight, but the evidence for this in children is conflicting. The aim of this study was to use data from randomized controlled trials to determine whether calcium supplementation in ...



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