Calcium and ham/sausage

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Calcium and ham/sausage

Postby Swing Swang » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:46 am

My OH now has to take calcium/vitamin D and has been told to avoid ham/sausage. I presume that this is because of the phosphates/additives binding to the calcium and reducing its bioavailability. Consequently if I make sausage/ham without any added phosphates then this restriction shouldn't apply. Cold someone confirm if my reasoning is logical, or if I have missed something? Thanks. Philip
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Re: Calcium and ham/sausage

Postby ComradeQ » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:31 pm

There are some studies that claim that a diet high in phosphorus and low in calcium could theoretically result in osteoporosis (low bone density). I have not found anything suggesting that the amount of potential phosphate binders in sausage would do this and I can not find anything else to suggest any other reason he would have advised against it. I think you are probably correct in your assumption but why not ask the doctor to be safe?
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