RedTracker| Swedish researchers established a strong correlation between calcium intake and longevity in men. In the study of 23,000 Swedish men, researchers found that men who consumed the most calcium in food were 25% less likely to die over the next decade than those consuming the least.
Specifically the top calcium consumers had a 23% lower risk of dying from heart disease and no observable reduction in cancer cases. The study didn’t establish the popular influence of mangesium in extended health, although the participants were all getting sufficient magnesium in the diets at the study’s onset.
Men in the top third based on their calcium intake were getting nearly 2,000 milligrams a day, on average, compared to about 1,000 milligrams for men in the bottom third. The US Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for calcium intake is 1,000 milligrams for men 19 to 50 years old and 1,200 milligrams for men 50 and over. via Science Daily