October 1998 Issue
Women with hearing loss may benefit by boning up on calcium, says a study of 70 healthy women, ages 60 to 71. In the study, from the University of Georgia in Athens and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, women with hearing loss had 11% lower spinal bone density and 25% to 30% lower calcium intakes from diet and supplements, compared to women with normal hearing.
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