Risks of calcium supplements could outweigh benefits for some women

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A recent article in the British Medical Journal by New Zealand researchers raises concerns about calcium supplements, showing that calcium tablets (not the calcium found in food) can raise the risk of heart disease. Many women take calcium supplements with vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis after they reach menopause.

Read about it in the Globe and Mail: Calcium tablets’ risk could outweigh benefits

Read the original aritcle in BMJ: Calcium supplements with or without vitamin D and risk of cardiovascular events: reanalysis of the Women’s Health Initiative limited access dataset and meta-analysis