Daily reminders to increase calcium intake are effective

Medical Xpress highlighted research by Mary Jung, a professor of health and exercise sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Jung completed a nationwide study with more than 730 Canadians who were not meeting the country’s recommended calcium intake, sending them calcium intake reminders and tips through emails.

“Just four targeted messages made a remarkable difference in the consumption of calcium-rich foods,” Jung said. “The majority of our participants increased their calcium intake by one serving of dairy a day—pretty good results.”

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