Friday, July 30, 2010

Calcium supplements may boost heart attack risk - CNN.com

Calcium supplements may boost heart attack risk - CNN.com

(Health.com) -- The millions of people who take calcium supplements to strengthen aging bones and ward off osteoporosis may be putting themselves at increased risk of a heart attack, a new study has found.
Older people who take at least 500 milligrams of calcium daily--less than the amount in a typical one-a-day calcium pill--are 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who take no calcium at all, the study estimates.

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