Calcium Supplements and Heart Disease

Can taking calcium supplements increase your risk of a heart attack?

One study has shown that calcium supplementation increases the risk for developing a heart attack by 30%. What does this mean for you? This study did not take into account the supplementation of Vitamin D and does not apply to calcium rich foods, so for the time being it may be best to increase your calcium rich foods and put aside the supplements. Talk to your doctor about the most effective ways to incorporate calcium into your diet. Remember, calcium helps prevent fractures and maintain overall bone health.

via MyHouseCallMD.com

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