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Tackling Calcium Deficiency in the Diet: Learning from the People

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) organized a talk on nutrition titled “Tackling Calcium Deficiency in the Diet: Learning from the People” on March 13, 2022 in the BIDS conference room. Dr. Tahmeed Ahmed, Executive Director, icddr,b delivered this talk. The talk was held in a hybrid mode.

Dr. Ahmed talked about the calcium deficiency that people in Bangladesh, specially the women suffers from and talked about the experiment that his team did to provide the people different sources of calcium. Oyster shell powder is a good source of calcium and Dr. Ahmed mentioned that from their research it has been discovered that cooking 500 grams of rice with 7.5 grams of oyster shell lime can provide 200 grams of calcium for our body which people of Chakaria and Anwara upazilas are consuming to recover from various diseases. Dr. Ahmed added that so far no side effects of this supplement have been recorded. 

BIDS researchers, Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhury addressed the seminar among others. Dr. Binayak Sen chaired the event. 

Meeting recording link here

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