NS 115 - Lecture 30 - NS 115 Lecture 30 Protein Calcium...

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NS 115 – Lecture 30 Protein – Calcium Connection Perils of Protein o Consuming Protein Doesn’t increase athletic performance Associated with increased risk of cancer Associated with osteoporosis o Calcium Paradox US has highest calcium consumption in the world Also have highest rates of osteoporosis Calcium leaves the bone and the bone becomes fragile How can we have the highest calcium consumption and the highest rate osteoporosis o Africa has lowest calcium consumption in the world and the lowest rate of osteoporosis One Resolution of Calcium Paradox o There is a direct relationship between how much protein you consume and how much calcium you lose o More protein you eat more calcium you lose o Africans have greater activity than americans Why? o Eating protein results in increased blood amino acids o Increased amino acids makes blood acidic o Calcium bicarbonate buffers blood acidity (to neutralize acidity
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course NS 1150 taught by Professor Levitsky during the Fall '05 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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NS 115 - Lecture 30 - NS 115 Lecture 30 Protein Calcium...

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