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Calcium supplements linked to mortality risk in men, not women

from Medscape

The debate over the safety of calcium supplements has been muddied with the publication of a new analysis showing that a high intake of supplemental calcium increases the risk of cardiovascular disease death in men but not in women. Compared with individuals who took no calcium, men who consumed 1000 mg or more of supplemental calcium per day had a significant 20 percent increased risk of CVD death, a risk that was driven by a significant 19 percent increased risk of heart disease death. more


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