Health & Medical Diabetes

Calcium Intake and CVD Risks in Older Patients With T2DM

Calcium Intake and CVD Risks in Older Patients With T2DM

Conclusions


High or low calcium intake was found to increase CVD risks in older patients with type 2 diabetes. A balanced dietary Mg and Ca intake is highly recommended, which could be a key in reducing inflammatory responses and CVD risks. Our data suggest that (1) consuming "moderate" amount of 402–600 mg Ca/day (approximately 67%–100% of Taiwan RDA for Ca), (2) consuming adequate amount of Mg (or meeting RDA for Mg for healthy individuals above 65 years of age), and (3) maintaining a Ca:Mg intake ratio of 2.0–2.5 are important for reducing CVD risks in older patients with diabetes.

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