July 11, 2007/The Hamilton Spectator -- The right bone-building supplement could also help keep your cholesterol in check.

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that dieters who took 600mg of calcium and 200 IU of vitamin D could cut levels of bad cholesterol by 14%.

Overall levels of cholesterol dropped 9%. Researchers say calcium may prevent some dietary fat from being absorbed, which reduces the production of LDL cholesterol in the liver.

From the July 16, 2007, Prepared Foods e-Flash