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Am J Clin Nutr. 1989 Feb;49(2):372-6.

Meal effects on calcium absorption.

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  • 1The Procter & Gamble Company, Miami Valley Laboratories, Cincinnati, OH.


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.

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