Calcium Supplements Linked to Significantly Increased Heart Attack Risk, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (May 23, 2012) — Calcium supplements might increase the risk of having a heart attack, and should be "taken with caution," concludes research published in the online issue of the journal Heart.

Furthermore, boosting overall calcium intake from dietary sources confers no significant advantage in terms of staving off heart disease and stroke, the findings indicate.

Previous research has linked higher calcium intake with a lowered risk of high blood pressure, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, all of which are risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

And calcium supplements are commonly recommended to elderly people and women who have gone through the menopause to prevent bone thinning

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Millie; Calcium nor iron should ever be supplemented, too hard on the inner organs and can cause deficiencies…only if death is imminent from the deficiencies should they be taken.  You CAN get these nutrients by eating correctly!

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