Posts Tagged "calcium supplements"

Calcium Pills 'May Raise' Heart Risk

Posted on Aug 18, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

“Calcium pills increase risk of heart attacks,” BBC News reported. It said a study has found that people taking the supplements are 30% more likely to have a heart attack. This research combined the results from 11 placebo-controlled trials of calcium supplementation. Researchers looked at the numbers of heart attacks and strokes in 11,921 participants over an average of four years. In total, 296 people had a heart attack, of whom 166 were taking calcium supplements compared to 130 taking placebo. This was a well-conducted review but its results should be treated with some caution. None of...

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