Reports from the Field: Calcium compound may prevent fractures

A new calcium compound has been shown to be effective in preventing osteoporosis-related fractures. The calcium compound, known as AdvaCal (calcium oxide/hydroxide), can prevent fractures in postmenopausal women according to research presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

Other calcium forms have failed to show the ability to prevent fractures in peer-reviewed research.

In a study done by Takuo Fujita, MD, director of the Osteoporosis Foundation in Japan, calcium oxide/hydroxide proved to be more effective than any other method of preventing fractures in postmenopausal women.

After 27 months of study, a group of elderly women (with a mean age of 80) taking AdvaCAL calcium reported zero fractures per 1,000 patient years. A group taking calcium carbonate reported 357 fractures per 1,000 patient years, while the placebo group recorded 500 fractures per 1,000 patient years.

For more information on the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, go to www.asbmr.org. For more information on AAA Ca, marketed under the trade names AdvaCAL, AdvaCAL Ultra, 3A Calcium and 3A Calcium Ultra, contact Lane Labs at 800-526-3005, or visit them at www.lanelabs.com.