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Higher Risk of Dementia by In Taking Calcium Supplements in Women 

According to recent studies we have come to know that these days, older women are suffering from several health issues by in taking calcium supplements which might be linked to an increased risk of dementia.

What Do the Researches Have to Say?

Different researchers have found that women having a history of strokes and regularly took calcium were seven times more likely to be suffering from dementia than the women who had signs of disorder but they did not intake the calcium supplements. They also found that the women who had signs of this disorder had some blood flow issues in the brain and those women who took the calcium supplements on the regular basis had twice as much as signs to develop dementia than those women who had signs of this illness but they did not go for the calcium supplements.After completing the process of brain scanning of these women they come across 54 women who had a history of strokes and there were 98 women who were taking the calcium supplements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     We are discussing the connection between taking calcium supplements and a higher rate of dementia in some women but it does not prove anything that dementia is caused due to the intake of calcium supplements. There is need of research for this fact before anyone gives any recommendations to women regarding their risks of in taking of calcium supplements.

In a recent study different researchers quoted that 700 women of ages between 70 and 92 who were not suffering from dementia were present at the start of the study. These women were asked that if they are taking calcium supplements on a daily basis. The researchers have also scanned their brains too.       

After completing the process of brain scanning of these women they come across 54 women who had a history of strokes and there were 98 women who were taking the calcium supplements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Among these women, there are some whose brains were scanned to start the study. The 70% of the women had lesions present in their brains which are a symptom of the cerebrovascular disease. It’s a kind of grouped disorder which affects the blood flow in the brain. These lesions are commonly found in adults. Women were followed for 5 years by the researchers and found that among them 59 developed dementia and 54 women had a medical history of stroke.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Calcium and Dementia

The relation between taking calcium supplements at the start and the developmental risk of dementia in women during the study period turned out to be a higher risk for women who had signs of cerebrovascular illness at the beginning of the study and for the women who had a previous history of strokes.

The experts reveal they were unaware of the fact that the calcium supplements are linked to a higher risk of dementia in women with such conditions. The mechanism of the harmful effects of calcium supplements are not fully known yet. However, the calcium supplements affect the blood flow in the vessels and alter the flow of blood, which increases the risk of dementia. According to this study, women should not go for calcium supplements instead they should go for a proper treatment which recommended by the physicians.

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