Calcium study: Heart disease risk with calcium supplements

Posted by Trish Riley, August 1, 2010

Millions of post- menopausal women take calcium supplements in an effort to stave off osteoporosis, but recent studies have shown that the pills provide little benefit: Even though they may increase bone density, they do not reduce the risk of fractures or of death. Now, some researchers are becoming convinced that the supplements not only provide no benefit, but that they can even be harmful, increasing the risk of heart attacks by nearly a third.

via Calcium study: Heart disease risk with calcium supplements – Courant.com.

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