We spoke to Dr. Maryam S Hamidi, our nutrition researcher, about the controversy around calcium supplements and why it is better to get your calcium from food. Dr. Hamidi also advised us on the best foods to eat when trying to meet our daily calcium needs.
A little more about Dr. Hamidi: She completed her PhD in June 2012 under the guidance of our Program Director and osteoporosis and women’s health expert, Dr. Angela M. Cheung. Dr. Hamidi’s graduate research explored the relationships between diet and bone health. After obtaining her PhD, Dr. Hamidi continued to work with the Osteoporosis Program as a Scientific Associate. She keeps busy doing even more research on diet and bone health and overseeing research studies in fracture patients. You can connect with her on her facebook page or via twitter.