Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women – WebMD

Calcium dietary supplement tablets.

A number of recent studies have suggested that higher dietary intake or calcium supplementation may not only not improve cardiovascular health — they may be associated with increased risk for cardiovascular events and mortality

via Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women – WebMD.

Women getting more than 1,400 milligrams of calcium a day were more than twice as likely to die than women getting 600 to 999 milligrams a day.

If you are taking a calcium supplement, this is definitely something to discuss with your doctor.  There’s a trend developing to not supplement calcium directly, if it can be supplemented naturally by your choice of foods.  This is another brick in the wall on the subject of taking a daily multivitamin/mineral pill.  Many if not all of the ingredients have been found to either do nothing or actually contribute toward problems down the road.

By all means do not change your  supplementation without talking to your physician first.  Follow their recommendations.

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