Meal effects on calcium absorption

R. P. Heaney, K. T. Smith, R. R. Recker, S. M. Hinders

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The effect of coingestion of a meal on calcium absorption efficiency was investigated using Ca carbonate, milk, and a new Ca delivery system, CCM®. Six experiments with 168 rats and two experiments with 46 normal young women showed that coingestion of a light meal of varied composition enhanced absorption efficiency from all three sources by 10-30% above levels achieved when the test load was ingested without other foods. The differences taken as a whole were highly statistically significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-376
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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