Cupcake Addiction

Less Calcium, More Cupcakes

Posted on: July 29, 2010

What’s a cupcake without milk? The two go hand-in-hand.

Speaking of milk…A recent study shows that people who take calcium pills are putting themselves at a higher risk of a heart attack. Calcium pills are supposed to increase your bone density to prevent osteoporosis. However, in this recent study, people who are consuming these supplements may be decreasing their risks of osteoporosis but increasing their risks for heart attacks.

The article is NOT saying to stop taking these pills – just consult your doctor to ensure you are doing the right thing for your heath.

The article also said that while the calcium supplements may be hurting your health, eliminating calcium-rich foods and drinks from your diet is not the answer. In fact, the article says to continue eating your vegetables and dairy products. More milk equals more calcium. More cupcakes equals more milk. Therefore, in order to solve all of your problems, just eat lots of cupcakes and drink lots of milk! And, of course, exercise! I don’t need my readers having a heart attack from all of the cupcakes.

If you’d like to read more about calcium supplements and how they can affect your help, click here.

If you’re looking for a good cupcake in Gainesville, FL, don’t forget to visit Yum Cupcakery, located off of 34th street just south of Archer.


1 Response to "Less Calcium, More Cupcakes"

Hey, Dr. Lauren.

Sugar increases risk of osteoporosis, diabetes, and many stomach problems (ulcers, Chron’s, etc). Just sayin’… 😛

Now, a dark chocolate cupcake would actually be good for your heart. I’ve had limited success with unsweetened applesauce and chocolate cupcakes.

Interesting post though. Just lift heavy weights… this decreases the risk of osteoporosis and heart problems. Or, go over to my blog and eat healthy veggies and fruit loaded with fiber before eating your cupcake — then it all evens out!!!

On another note, do you know if there is a way to show people’s blogs that you follow on your blog page? I know you can do it in blogger and I was trying to figure it out on wordpress.


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