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Making calcium health claims?

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow a health claim on dairy products stating that adequate calcium intake may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
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IDFA said there is significant scientific agreement on the relationship between getting enough calcium in the diet and a lower risk of hypertension. "Clearly informing consumers of another benefit associated with calcium could provide a needed impetus to increase consumption of this important mineral" said IDFA senior vice president Jerry Kozak.

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